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Posted October 1, 2010
The very thought of this movie makes me smile!
What a fantastic, cheerful film. The Very Thought of You combines a romantic comedy with real-life lessons and themes (which, let's face it, romantic comedies are generally too shallow to do.) When I first saw this movie listed on TV, I expected it to be another fluffy made-for-teenagers film; after all, I'd never seen Monica Potter act before and at that time had not seen Shakespeare in Love, which features Joseph Fiennes, who gives a brilliant performance in both films. After watching it, however, I immediately knew I had to buy it. The plot, an American woman with no money starting a new life in London, was pretty interesting itself, but combining that with meeting three men in two days that are all friends was even more interesting. The outcome is somewhat predictable and not exactly realistic, but realism is over-rated. The film also features some good shots of London, which appears normally gray and old-fashioned in most movies; bright colors, which are very important in a film; and fun, fast songs that make the movie run a little more smoothly. This movie is very similar in some ways to Happenstance, a French film starring Audrey Tautou, the main character in Amelie. Overall, a great feel-good movie to watch again and again.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.