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This Year's Love (1999)

A group of thirtysomethings flit around Camden Town swapping partners in search of love, lust and life.

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David Kane

Writer:

David Kane
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Kathy Burke ... Marey
Jennifer Ehle ... Sophie
Ian Hart ... Liam
Douglas Henshall ... Danny
Catherine McCormack ... Hannah
Dougray Scott ... Cameron
Emily Woof ... Alice
Sophie Okonedo ... Denise
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Annabelle Apsion ... Hostess
Richard Armitage ... Smug Man at Party
Matt Bardock Matt Bardock ... Billy's Mate
Doreene Blackstock ... Nurse
Paul Blair Paul Blair ... Sweenie
Clune Clune ... Pub Drummer
Matt Costello Matt Costello ... Cooky
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Storyline

The marriage of Danny and Hannah spectacularly crashes during the reception when the bride's best friend tells the groom that the bride is having an affair with her husband! The shock wave of chaos that spreads out from this one event touches the lives of a diverse group of the thirtysomethings that inhabit the Camden Town area of London. Hannah immediately leaves the reception and gets drunk and ends up in bed with the unwashed artist Cameron who shares a flat with a nerdy comic book enthusiast Liam, who in turn starts an ill-advised affair with society dropout single-mother Sophie. Danny meanwhile moves on and embarks on a relationship with a struggling singer Mary, whom he met at the airport on his way to his lonesome honeymoon. This partner-swapping merry-go-round continues for two years until a semblance of normality asserts itself and Danny and Hannah decide to drop everything and embark on their long delayed honeymoon. Written by Mark Smith <msmith@osi.co.uk>

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Your pad or mine?

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Drama | Romance | Comedy

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 February 1999 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A szerelem forgandó See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£893,505 (United Kingdom), 21 February 1999, Limited Release
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

A huge star in the UK now, the then relatively unknown David Gray makes an appearance as the Singer/Guitar player in Kathy Burke's band. 'This Years's Love' is also one of his song titles. See more »

Quotes

[a sleepy Cameron is less than enthusiastic to find Mary in bed with him]
Mary: It's all right, mate. You've woken up with a fat bird. I'll get me coat.
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Connections

References Crash (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

He's All I Want
Performed by Angel Moon
Written by Angelino Albanese (as A. Albanese) & Monica Bragato (as M. Bragato)
Mixed by Val Weller
Produced by Angelino Albanese (as Angel-Eno)
Published by Copyright Control
p. 1998 Black Moon Records Limited
Exclusively licensed to V2 Music Limited
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Ink on a pin
8 March 1999 | by Ron PlasmaSee all my reviews

I hope those who were enticed by the rather crass UK television promotion of This Years Love weren't disappointed by what was actually quite a well structured romp through a north London location as yet theatrically free of cliched gangsters or bright red buses. I was particularly impressed by the nerve of suggesting that somewhere outside Alba should be inhabited by more than one Scot! Come on! They're everywhere. In hoards! Those not in the know may also have been taken in by the "fat bird" lines of Dame Kathy Burke. Don't be fooled. Look out for her canonisation before the end of the year.


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