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Relative Values (2000)

PG | | Comedy | 23 June 2000 (UK)
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A man returns home with his bride-to-be, an actress, who turns out to be the sister of his family's maid.

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Eric Styles

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Noël Coward (play) (as Noel Coward), Paul Rattigan | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julie Andrews ... Felicity Marshwood
Edward Atterton ... Nigel Marshwood
William Baldwin ... Don Lucas
Colin Firth ... Peter Ingleton
Stephen Fry ... Frederick Crestwell
Sophie Thompson ... Dora Moxton 'Moxie'
Jeanne Tripplehorn ... Miranda Frayle / Freda Birch
Stephanie Beacham ... Elizabeth
Gaye Brown Gaye Brown ... Lady Hayling
Anwen Carlisle Anwen Carlisle ... Alice
Kathryn Dimery Kathryn Dimery ... Mrs Crane
Charles Edwards ... Phillip Bateman-Tobias
Michael Higgs ... Film director
John Hinnigan John Hinnigan ... Stable boy
Patrick Marley Patrick Marley ... Hawkins
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Storyline

A comedy of discriminating taste and dirty little secrets, the story is set in 1952 England, where Nigel, the Earl of Marshwood, woos Hollywood star Miranda Frayle, upsetting both his mother, Countess Felicity of Marshwood, and her former love, fellow Hollywood star Don Lucas. Right before the engagement party to be held at Marshwood, Moxie, the Countess's personal maid and best friend reveals that Miranda is her estranged sister. Crestwell, the Countess's butler, quickly devises a plan-but an inebriated Lucas's arrival at Marshwood to try to talk to Miranda causes all chaos to break loose. Written by Q. Leo Rahman

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Rated PG for language | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 June 2000 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Gente con clase See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£88,454 (United Kingdom), 25 June 2000, Limited Release
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Dolby Digital

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Color
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Trivia

Whilst filming on the Isle of Man in 1999, the cast joined members of the public to watch the eclipse. This provoked such surprise that more people ended up watching Julie Andrews than the eclipse. See more »

Quotes

Felicity Marshwood: You're surely not intending to drive alll the way back to London now? Nonsense! I won't hear of it. That long dreary road at this time of night, in the pouring rain.
Miranda Frayle: It isn't raining.
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References Casablanca (1942) See more »

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Almost Like Being in Love
Written by Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe
Performed by Rick Riso and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
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Fantastic little gem of a movie
18 October 2004 | by teamwakSee all my reviews

What can I say?

I loved this movie. It is a classic comedy of manners. Written by bitch extrodinaire Noel Coward, the movie sparkles with wit and one-liners. Colin Firth plays the resident bitch (very much a Noel Coward type characture). Julie Andrews is in fine form as the matriarch fearing her son is going to marry beneath the family by marrying Hollywood starlet Jeeane Tripplehorn, who looks gorgeous in this film.

Mad servants and stuck-up butlers abound, this movie is a real find.

And final praise must go to the person who steals this movie from under the very esteemed company, and that is Sophie Thompson as ladies maid Moxie. The dinner scenes where she is getting drunker, and drunker is the funniest parts of a very funny movie.

To be recommended.


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