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Some Kind of Beautiful (2014)

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A drama about a Cambridge poetry professor who begins to re-evaluate his life of Byronic excess.


Tom Vaughan


Matthew Newman
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pierce Brosnan ... Richard
Salma Hayek ... Olivia
Jessica Alba ... Kate
Malcolm McDowell ... Gordon
Duncan Joiner ... Jake
Ben McKenzie ... Brian
Merrin Dungey ... Angela
Fred Melamed ... Piggot
Ivan Sergei ... Tim
Lombardo Boyar ... Ernesto
Marlee Matlin ... Cindy
Lee Garlington ... Wendy
Paul Rae ... Chad
Erik Passoja ... Officer Lewis
Robert Mailhouse ... Alan


Richard followed in his father's footsteps as Cambridge literature professor. Having fallen in love with LA socialite student Kate, he decides to move for her to California, enjoying a grand villa her father gave them but settling for a tacky position in a second-rate college. The relationship goes wrong, like his next with her bossy sister Olivia, but this time he's devoted to their darling son and caught up I a hedonistic lifestyle of mild (?) debauchery. Things are further complicated by new partners and his expiring immigration terms. Written by KGF Vissers

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Every good love story has three sides


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, sexual content, some nudity and drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 August 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Some Kind of Beautiful See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Italian censorship visa # 109894 delivered on 15-7-2015. See more »


The letter to Richard Haig at the end of the film is addressed to 170 Trinity Lane, Cambridge CB2 TTB. There are barely a handful of buildings on Trinity Lane to come close to 170 (most aren't numbered anyway, just college names). Also, the postcode looks like it was incorrectly transcribed by the researcher - Trinity Lane postcodes are CB2 1T* See more »


[first lines]
Richard: It's important you understand, it's not you, it's me. What we have is so special. I love you more than I can say, but I'm sorry, truly, because, I fucked up.
[we see that he is talking to a young boy]
Richard: Look, I owe you an explanation, but honestly, I don't know where to begin.
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Fingers Crossed
written by Angelique Bianca, Tomi Del Castillo & Esteban Lucci
Performed by Angelique Bianca
Courtesy of: Immaculate Ibiza
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Pleasantly Surprised
14 August 2015 | by jasonpatel03See all my reviews

Now this movie does have its moments of being relatively cheesy, but it wasn't that bad. I found myself becoming more into the movie as it progressed, never mind the beauty of both female leads. I'm not typically a fan of watching movies more than once, but this one definitely goes on my re-watchable list.

A fairly predictable ending but didn't bother my interest in wanting to keep finding out what happens.

Give it a chance, you just might be glad you did.

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