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The Misadventures of Margaret (1998)

A timid, insecure popular author with an overly-attentive professor husband decide to write an erotic novel. With encouragement from her sister and a bi-sexual friend, she goes to France ... See full summary »

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Brian Skeet

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Cathleen Schine (novel), Brian Skeet
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Parker Posey ... Margaret Nathan
Jeremy Northam ... Edward Nathan
Craig Chester ... Richard Lane
Elizabeth McGovern ... Till Turner
Brooke Shields ... Lily
Corbin Bernsen ... Art Turner
Justine Waddell ... Young Girl
Patrick Bruel ... Martin
Stéphane Freiss ... The Philosopher
Amy Phillips ... Sarah From Brighton
Alexis Denisof ... Dr. Lipi
Sylvie Testud ... Young Nun
Al Mackenzie Al Mackenzie ... Richard's Boyfriend
Kerry Shale ... Librarian
Jeff Harding ... Man at Party
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A timid, insecure popular author with an overly-attentive professor husband decide to write an erotic novel. With encouragement from her sister and a bi-sexual friend, she goes to France with the intent of doing research at an inn where a diary she had been using documented erotic encounters. Instead she finds the inn is now a cloister for singing nuns. However, a young, divorced sound engineer is also there taping the nuns. While attracted, she mostly succumbs only to new fantasies until he follows her home to New York. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Comedy | Romance

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France | UK | USA

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English

Release Date:

23 December 1998 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A szerelem filozófiája See more »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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The original soundtrack was fully composed by Saint Etienne, the distributor's wanted a more typical sound. So many of Saint Etienne's tracks are cut or barely audible. See more »

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Margaret Nathan: Divorce Lawyers should be on call like Doctors!
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References Felix the Cat (1958) See more »

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Find Me a Boy
Written by Françoise Hardy and Roger Samyn
Performed by Françoise Hardy
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Awful Film and Characters
9 August 2016 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

"The Misadventures of Margaret" is a film with a good cast. The names of Parker Posey, Elizabeth McGovern, Brooke Shields, Jeremy Northam and Corbin Bernsen give the expectation of an entertaining romantic comedy. Unfortunately the story and the characters are awful. Parker Posey performs an insecure and unbalanced woman and successful writer that wants to cheat her husband to write an erotic novel. Her agent (Craig Chester) is gay and her adviser. Her sister (Elizabeth McGovern) simply decides to leave her husband (Corbin Bernsen), who is a womanizer and unfaithful to her, to live with her lesbian friend (Brooke Shields). Only Jeremy Northam's character is not dysfunctional; he is a cult British professor that works hard and faithful husband still in love with his wife after a seven-year marriage. And in the corrupt universe of these characters, he seems to be wrong and guilty for the promiscuity of his wife. Gay audience will probably enjoy the free frontal nudity of men in several scenes. My vote is two.

Title (Brazil): "Nem Todas as Mulheres São Iguais" ("Not Every Women Are Equal")


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