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Hey there all you GALS I was conversing with on the other thread. I got my copy of One More Kiss, and I watched it. As promised, I'm ready to start the great debate on this movie...

Oh my God! What an amazing movie! This is one of the (many) reasons I love being a Gerry fan. There are so many beautiful, moving films out there that I never would have seen otherwise. Gerry has truly done some incredible work, but One More Kiss, in particular, touched me deeply.

I identified with so much of this movie. Sara could have just as easily been "Stephanie," and then the movie could have been about me. I too feel like I've always been out there looking for something more. Always so ambitious, but never really knowing what drives me. To see a character who is just realizing that what she thought would make her happiest has left her empty and unfulfilled really hit home to me. To see her returning to her childhood home, trying to recapture simple joys really moved me. To hear her say that she'd never really known what happiness was...

I'm also dying. Not in the sudden, definite way that Sara was, but in the slow, less definite way of being stuck in a life that you don't know what to do with anymore. Either way, I empathize with her search for happiness, and her attempt to fill her final days with meaning.

How can we ever know until the end, whether our choices were right or not? I may not be happy now, but perhaps if I had chosen a different path, I would be even more unhappy. Maybe this is the happiest I'll ever get to be. Maybe that's just the price I have to pay.

Of course, I felt sorry for Sam's wife. Her only fault was to find a man that she loved, and give up her life to him. That can never end well. From my perspective, the only way a happy ending can occur is if you find someone you love, and who loves you, and you can agree together to share your lives with each other. She abandoned too much of herself to him... and that wasn't what he wanted. It's hard to respect someone who loves you enough to be your doormat. He yearned for the one person who was free enough to leave him... and then return. Belated though it might have been, it was the return that meant something to Sam. If Sara had never come back to him, he might have had a happy life with his wife. But to have the thing he wanted most right in front of him... to have her admit to him that she was wrong, and that he was the only thing that had truly made her happy in life... it changed everything.

They shared a moment of passion. It only punctuated a lifetime of spiritual infidelity on Sam's part. He always belonged to Sara. Why else would he have kept a picture of her in his wallet after all that time? I don't know whether I can bring myself to consider it wrong or not. At the same time that I was hurting for his wife, it all felt right.

Life is beautiful. Life is tragic. Life is full of choices that you don't intend to make, and choices that you regret. Life is death.

One Last Kiss. One last word... Wow.

Stephanie

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I have always loved this movie and have watched it way more than once! Your take on Sam's reaction to Sara's return is very interesting, and I think it's the best explanation I have heard so far for his behavior. Thanks for sharing.

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Hey there all you GALS I was conversing with on the other thread. I got my copy of One More Kiss, and I watched it. As promised, I'm ready to start the great debate on this movie...

Oh my God! What an amazing movie! This is one of the (many) reasons I love being a Gerry fan. There are so many beautiful, moving films out there that I never would have seen otherwise. Gerry has truly done some incredible work, but One More Kiss, in particular, touched me deeply.

I identified with so much of this movie. Sara could have just as easily been "Stephanie," and then the movie could have been about me. I too feel like I've always been out there looking for something more. Always so ambitious, but never really knowing what drives me. To see a character who is just realizing that what she thought would make her happiest has left her empty and unfulfilled really hit home to me. To see her returning to her childhood home, trying to recapture simple joys really moved me. To hear her say that she'd never really known what happiness was...

I'm also dying. Not in the sudden, definite way that Sara was, but in the slow, less definite way of being stuck in a life that you don't know what to do with anymore. Either way, I empathize with her search for happiness, and her attempt to fill her final days with meaning.

How can we ever know until the end, whether our choices were right or not? I may not be happy now, but perhaps if I had chosen a different path, I would be even more unhappy. Maybe this is the happiest I'll ever get to be. Maybe that's just the price I have to pay.

Of course, I felt sorry for Sam's wife. Her only fault was to find a man that she loved, and give up her life to him. That can never end well. From my perspective, the only way a happy ending can occur is if you find someone you love, and who loves you, and you can agree together to share your lives with each other. She abandoned too much of herself to him... and that wasn't what he wanted. It's hard to respect someone who loves you enough to be your doormat. He yearned for the one person who was free enough to leave him... and then return. Belated though it might have been, it was the return that meant something to Sam. If Sara had never come back to him, he might have had a happy life with his wife. But to have the thing he wanted most right in front of him... to have her admit to him that she was wrong, and that he was the only thing that had truly made her happy in life... it changed everything.

They shared a moment of passion. It only punctuated a lifetime of spiritual infidelity on Sam's part. He always belonged to Sara. Why else would he have kept a picture of her in his wallet after all that time? I don't know whether I can bring myself to consider it wrong or not. At the same time that I was hurting for his wife, it all felt right.

Life is beautiful. Life is tragic. Life is full of choices that you don't intend to make, and choices that you regret. Life is death.

One Last Kiss. One last word... Wow.

Stephanie

Dear Stephanie,

I so get what you are talking about but then again this movie also evokes some different feelings for me. The points you raise are very interesting so just give me until tonight when I will have the time to elaborate on my point of view.

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I will have to watch it once more, but I do not think that Sam's wife was such a "doormat". She married a man she loved, they started a business together, as they probably planned... We do not know enough about life ot that couple before Sara came, it might have been perfectly happy, she apparently did not know his past, I suppose he loved her too. In mature age, all of us have some ex-friends, we can feel sentimental towards them (especially to the very first sweetheart), but life goes on, and it would not be fair to the present ones just to leave them if the previous one appears. BTW, was not Sam the same "doormat" for Sara? :unsure::unsure::unsure:

I myself considered Sara's behaviour extremely selfish, the only excuse for me was her illness. I can better understand Sam (it is a question whether he still loved her so much, or just felt sorry and wanted to make her last moments better...).

Yes, we shoud pursue our happiness, but not at the expense of others...

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Well as you identified with Sarah, I identified with Sam's wife. As far as I'm concerned, Sam got what he deserved at the end - sitting all alone on the stairs. Good. He deserved it. He was a bastard for leaving his wife ...

I'm glad you liked it - don't get me wrong. Gerry was great and looked wonderful. I just have my own emotional issues with the movie and I will probably never watch it again as it brought up all those issues. Bottom line, eight years ago my husband left me for another woman so I have absolutely no sympathy for Sam or Sarah. And trust me that I'm over my husband as a person, but you never really get over being treated like you don't matter.

It's too early to get more philosophical ... it's all raw emotion. :lol:

I guess I'm not very open minded or objective with this movie. I usually am and can usually see both sides, but not this time. Sam could have been a friend to Sarah without leaving his wife. Had he included his wife in the friendship it could have been different, but then again, that's now how the script was written. LOL

I have to get ready for work, but please don't think I'm a heartless bitch. It's just this movie alone that makes me close my heart and eyes to anything other than the fact that Sam left his wife for another woman, and in the end was alone and sad and that made me happy to see him miserable. :D

Lisa

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I will have to watch it once more, but I do not think that Sam's wife was such a "doormat". She married a man she loved, they started a business together, as they probably planned... We do not know enough about life ot that couple before Sara came, it might have been perfectly happy, she apparently did not know his past, I suppose he loved her too. In mature age, all of us have some ex-friends, we can feel sentimental towards them (especially to the very first sweetheart), but life goes on, and it would not be fair to the present ones just to leave them if the previous one appears. BTW, was not Sam the same "doormat" for Sara? :unsure::unsure::unsure:

I myself considered Sara's behaviour extremely selfish, the only excuse for me was her illness. I can better understand Sam (it is a question whether he still loved her so much, or just felt sorry and wanted to make her last moments better...).

Yes, we shoud pursue our happiness, but not at the expense of others...

I think what I meant by the doormat comment were these things:

She told him point blank that she never wanted to spend her life running a restaurant, but that she did it for Sam. Now, she could have been exaggerating, and just meant that it's not something that she would have pursued if not for him, but if it was truly something that she "never wanted to do," then that's a big part of yourself to give up for the man you love.

She seemed so afraid to get mad at him for the whole Sara thing, and so easy to forgive him. Okay, well, she expressed anger pretty often, but more than point blank talking about what was on her mind with him she made passive-aggressive moves: she permed her hair, she suggested that they have a baby. And after they had the huge fight in front of everyone in the restaurant, it was HER that made up to HIM, although it seemed to me that it was HE who caused the argument. Yes, she instigated it by her horrible timing of bringing up the conversation, but it was Sam who really flew off about it.

And she, once again, did something that she hated for him, in an attempt to win him back one last time. She bought him tickets to the opera! As an apology for the fight! It could be looked on as compromise and a nice thing for a wife to do, but coupled with what had just happened, it seemed like the last desperate attempt of a woman who knows that she's losing her life by losing her man.

I just take issue with people who think that their significant other is supposed to complete them. Rather, I think that your significant other is supposed to complement you.

As for Sara's selfishness... I don't think she intended anything to happen with Sam once she realized that he was married. She tried to tell him to forget the whole thing, in fact. She didn't seem to me to do much wrong. Even in the scene just before the opera when she shows up at the restaurant and asks him to show her how to make the dish, she back tracks and tells him to forget about it, seeing that he's obviously headed out somewhere. Sam made his own choice.

I don't think anyone in that movie was in an easy situation. I think everyone made a few mistakes. And while the end result was not desirable, it's just the way things go sometimes. I thought One More Kiss was very realistic in that sense, which is one of the reasons that I liked it so much. Also, I loved the kind of dark humor sprinkled throughout... meeting death in the face and laughing at it. I think I laughed more than I cried with this movie. Very beautiful.

Stephanie

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If Sam and his wife were so happy the marriage would not of self destructed the way it did, when Sara appeared. Sara was dying, she didn’t come back to seduce Sam like a femme fatale, she came home to die and find some measure of peace. If Sara was selfish, Charlotte was as well. Her every response to Sara was petty, clingy toward Sam and not once was she able to offer compassion and understanding to Sam in his predicament. And yeah there were times Sam was a bit of jerk as well. But yet in a crucial moment when Charlotte and Sam argue in the restaurant, Charlotte dumps on Sam about all she sacrificed for him and made it clear she could care less about the restaurant. The problem with Charlotte was she saw Sara as a rival, she tried to compete, the minute she framed the situation in those terms she lost. What was needed was selflessness on her part; she needed to speak honestly to Sam: I love you and the life we built together, do what you need to do to help Sara. What Charlotte needed to do with Sara was to be brutally honest: I love Sam; I want my marriage to still be here when you’re gone. But she failed to engage on that level and lost Sam, she could not be emotionally honest when she needed to be.

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If Sam and his wife were so happy the marriage would not of self destructed the way it did, when Sara appeared. Sara was dying, she didn't come back to seduce Sam like a femme fatale, she came home to die and find some measure of peace. If Sara was selfish, Charlotte was as well. Her every response to Sara was petty, clingy toward Sam and not once was she able to offer compassion and understanding to Sam in his predicament. And yeah there were times Sam was a bit of jerk as well. But yet in a crucial moment when Charlotte and Sam argue in the restaurant, Charlotte dumps on Sam about all she sacrificed for him and made it clear she could care less about the restaurant. The problem with Charlotte was she saw Sara as a rival, she tried to compete, the minute she framed the situation in those terms she lost. What was needed was selflessness on her part; she needed to speak honestly to Sam: I love you and the life we built together, do what you need to do to help Sara. What Charlotte needed to do with Sara was to be brutally honest: I love Sam; I want my marriage to still be here when you're gone. But she failed to engage on that level and lost Sam, she could not be emotionally honest when she needed to be.

Had Sam tried to include her in his wanting to help Sara then maybe ... but he always left her behind.

And you're right about one thing ... perhaps Charlotte was just a poor replacement for Sara and he obviously had unresolved feelings and love for her.

But I still don't condone how it was handled. I think it could have been done with a lot more class on Sam's part. :)

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I totally agree with Lisa, Sam deserved exactly what he got.Sarah left him high and dry 7 years earlier for what she thought was a better life and when it all came crashing down she ran home and destroyed Sam's marriage, not cool.I know she was dying and of course I felt bad for that but she had no right to be so self centered that she just took someone else's husband.But that's JMO

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Okay ...have to add my 2 cents..Eight years before Sara left Sam for bigger and better things...She hurt him deeply this is true, but then he found someone else ...got married, started what looked to be a nice little business settled in for a long happy life! Now Sara found out she's dying.. Since her life was not going to be what she thought it was going to be ...back she goes to her homeland expecting to find things as she had left them... First thing she did was treat her Dad that Loved the Hell out of her like Shite...second thing she did was tell Sam she was dying AFTER she found out he was married! The right thing to do would have been to say I just stopped in to say Hello and meet the wife and get her Butt up and leave! She had no right to interfere with Sams life...she chose to leave him...And really would she have even gone back had she not found out she was dying??? I just can't seem to feel sorry for her but for the fact that she was dying of course. And now lets talk about Sam! Sara left you you DODO!! I'm sorry but I know if it was me Sam would have had his bags packed long before the opera!! I know everytime I watch it my heart breaks for Charlotte as she's sitting there at the opera waiting for her husband! Sorry but it didn't break that much for Sara in the end... It's funny how we all see this movie in different ways but I guess that's what makes us individuals! BTW...I love Julian Jensens rendition of Caruso better than anyone else's I've heard so far! It's heart wrenching when he sings it and I usually cry right along with Charlotte!

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I soooo agree with Frannie! Sara was a selfish biach who should have left Sam alone when she found out he had gone on with his life without her! She made her choice years before and I think Sam needed a good smack for for the way he handled the situation. Especially when he bought the same scarf for both women! The poor guy hadn't a clue how women's minds work. I don't blame Charlotte for not being more understanding, and I felt for Sam at the end - Sara, not so much! Who I really felt bad for was Frank. His daughter meant the world to him and she was too selfish to acknowledge that.

Suzie

Oh yes, how did Charlotte fit all those opera dresses into that tiny closet?

Oh yeah2, how come Sara looked so healthy if she was dying?

Oh yes3, Gerry has never looked more beautiful than he did in those cable knit sweaters with all those gorgeous curls! YUMMMMMMM!

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Well as you identified with Sarah, I identified with Sam's wife. As far as I'm concerned, Sam got what he deserved at the end - sitting all alone on the stairs. Good. He deserved it. He was a bastard for leaving his wife ...

I'm glad you liked it - don't get me wrong. Gerry was great and looked wonderful. I just have my own emotional issues with the movie and I will probably never watch it again as it brought up all those issues. Bottom line, eight years ago my husband left me for another woman so I have absolutely no sympathy for Sam or Sarah. And trust me that I'm over my husband as a person, but you never really get over being treated like you don't matter.

I totally understand where you're coming from here. Our life experiences really do shape the way we perceive certain movies. A few years ago I found out that my boyfriend had slept with my best friend... the next movie I saw involved a cheating wife, and I was the only one in the theater smiling when she was ax-murdered by her husband.

Movies that have a subject matter of infidelity are very difficult, and evoke a lot of conflicting emotions. I feel like it's done too often, to the point that a lot of people now-a-days just accept cheating as if it were a fact of life. They seem to think that "being in love" somehow justifies it. Nothing justifies infidelity. But, I do think that when a movie presents the issue in a careful and considered way it can provide for a good story.

I'm usually completely on your side with regard to these types of movies... No excuse, no reason, and no sympathy. I think though, that because I empathized with Sara's struggle in finding meaning in her life that I ended up taking a more measured and conflicted view.

If Sam and his wife were so happy the marriage would not of self destructed the way it did, when Sara appeared. Sara was dying, she didn’t come back to seduce Sam like a femme fatale, she came home to die and find some measure of peace. If Sara was selfish, Charlotte was as well. Her every response to Sara was petty, clingy toward Sam and not once was she able to offer compassion and understanding to Sam in his predicament. And yeah there were times Sam was a bit of jerk as well. But yet in a crucial moment when Charlotte and Sam argue in the restaurant, Charlotte dumps on Sam about all she sacrificed for him and made it clear she could care less about the restaurant. The problem with Charlotte was she saw Sara as a rival, she tried to compete, the minute she framed the situation in those terms she lost. What was needed was selflessness on her part; she needed to speak honestly to Sam: I love you and the life we built together, do what you need to do to help Sara. What Charlotte needed to do with Sara was to be brutally honest: I love Sam; I want my marriage to still be here when you’re gone. But she failed to engage on that level and lost Sam, she could not be emotionally honest when she needed to be.

I agree with this completely... At the same time, I recognize how hard it is to keep jealousy in check if that's what you're feeling. You know logically that it's counterproductive to freak out and fight over it, because all it does is push the other person way, but a part of you can't help it. But yes, it seems like Charlotte hardly even tried to see the situation from anyone's perspective but her own.

What do we think... if Charlotte had been more understanding and trusting, would Sam still have cheated on her? If she had encouraged Sam to spend some time with Sara, and simply asked to be kept informed of their activities, listening with calm, keen interest, would she have been able to keep him? I feel like it was her own desperation, her frantic desire to keep him to herself that really dealt the killing blow on their relationship.

You’re like something I cannot hold

Like putty in my hands, you could say

And the tighter I try to hold onto you

The more seems to slip away

It also makes me wonder what their relationship was really like before Sara showed up. Everything seems perfect in those 2 minutes that they show when it's just Sam and Charlotte, and no one else in the world, but all of Charlotte's reactions from the second she sets eyes on Sara seem to indicate that Charlotte was never very secure in her marriage.

I don't know... it's all so complex!

Stephanie

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All I can further say is that everyone perceives things with their own eyes, paints their opinion with their personal paint brush. I'm glad I'm not the only one who sees how wrong Sam was, and how selfish Sara was.

My question to those who sympathize with Sara, ask yourself this ... would you do what Sara did? If you found out you were dying, would you find an old boyfriend (or the one that got away) and, even though he was married, intrude yourself on his life for your own needs? That's all I ask. :) Put yourself in the situation.

I'm really glad we can have a good discussion about this and not jump down each others' throats for having differing opinions. I think it's hilarious that this movie evokes such strong feelings, opinions and emotions. I don't think there's another one of Gerry's movies (POTO aside) that does that.

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That's my thought exactly....It's amazing how many times this movie has come up for discussion and to see how many of us do have our own thoughts and feelings about it.... I guess my biggest question is and I said it before....If Sara hadn't gotten sick would she have gone back home because she knew she made a mistake and her life was not going the way she planned?? I don't think so. Seemed to me she was angry...well it's understandable because of her probable death sentence ....but was it also because it interrupted her happy carefree life in the US?? I don't know...Whether Charlotte was clingy or unsure of her marriage (although I didn't get that impression) she was still his wife and I also agree with Lisa and others that she should have been included in their cozy little outings! You can bet your boots I would have been driving the car!! Well that's if I was really married to Ger...Sam! :p

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What do we think... if Charlotte had been more understanding and trusting, would Sam still have cheated on her? If she had encouraged Sam to spend some time with Sara, and simply asked to be kept informed of their activities, listening with calm, keen interest, would she have been able to keep him? I feel like it was her own desperation, her frantic desire to keep him to herself that really dealt the killing blow on their relationship.

Oh, Stephanie ... please do not tell me that it's okay for a man to cheat on his wife if she's not understanding or not trusting????? And have you ever felt that desperation to keep your husband from leaving you for another woman? Until you do, and I pray to God that you never do, please, don't make it sound like it was Charlotte's fault that Sam left her!

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The U.S. version doesn't have as much oomph as the British version. I sometimes buy another country's version to see the extras on it, often quite different from the U.S. version. (For example, I got "The Game..Lives" from Japan..and they had interviews with Gerry, whereas "The Miracle Match" didn't.)Anyway, in the British version, they have two deleted scenes that I recall that I absolutely loved...that our US version didn't.

'1. When Gerry's wife walks into the kitchen at the restaurant, thre are a chorus-line of lobsters dancing to music across the counter. She looks exasperated, and we see that Gerry and the staff are playing puppetmasters with the real lobsters. They stand up and wonder why she didn't think them funny. Gerry is adorable.

2. Another deleted scene on the special features shows how the wife is subtlely trying to seduce Gerry was laying down the place settings, etc. with slow movements as she looks at him. They end up under the table as it moves up and down.

If you have a multi-region dvd player (I bought mine for aroudn $178 a few years ago)..or if you go online to see how to convert your dvd player. (apparently it's pretty easy..) you can see these imports.

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Yes, the scene with lobsters was cute. It is why I still keep it (look left down). :wave::wave::wave:

And it is true that the life is too complex and nobody is perfect, that is what I like so much about this film - that it is not "black and white". I think each of them did something good and something wrong. Of course, we can discuss for a long time how should the characters have behaved, but how would we behave? :unsure::unsure::unsure:

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My question to those who sympathize with Sara, ask yourself this ... would you do what Sara did? If you found out you were dying, would you find an old boyfriend (or the one that got away) and, even though he was married, intrude yourself on his life for your own needs? That's all I ask. :) Put yourself in the situation.

Would I do what Sara did? That's a tough question. I think it's pretty hard to put yourself into the mindset of having nothing to look forward to but the little joy that you can get from today. Being completely honest, I can't say that I wouldn't do what Sara did. I would probably realize that it was a little selfish, and I might even have some guilt issues because of it, but I might feel like it was something that I needed to do anyway. Wow... this really makes me sound like a horrible person... but I'm trying to be honest.

If Sara hadn't gotten sick would she have gone back home because she knew she made a mistake and her life was not going the way she planned?? I don't think so. Seemed to me she was angry...well it's understandable because of her probable death sentence ....but was it also because it interrupted her happy carefree life in the US?? I don't know...Whether Charlotte was clingy or unsure of her marriage (although I didn't get that impression) she was still his wife and I also agree with Lisa and others that she should have been included in their cozy little outings! You can bet your boots I would have been driving the car!! Well that's if I was really married to Ger.

That's a good question too. I got the impression that while she was "happy" in NY before finding out about her illness, there was always a part of her that didn't exactly know why she was there. In the conversation that she had with her father she basically says that she went to New York so that he would be proud of her. She strikes me as someone who was caught up in this idea of what her life was "supposed" to be like, and let herself get swept away by it into a life that she had planned, but didn't know if she really wanted once she got there. Outwardly, she had everything she needed to be happy, but inwardly, she wasn't happy. I came away with the feeling that even if she didn't find out that she was dying she would have eventually packed her bags and headed home. I just think she did it when she did because since she had a terminal illness, there was no time but the present.

Oh, Stephanie ... please do not tell me that it's okay for a man to cheat on his wife if she's not understanding or not trusting????? And have you ever felt that desperation to keep your husband from leaving you for another woman? Until you do, and I pray to God that you never do, please, don't make it sound like it was Charlotte's fault that Sam left her!

Oh no, I never meant it to come across like that! There is absolutely no excuse for a man to cheat on his wife, or for a woman to cheat on her husband (or for two people who are dating exclusively to cheat on each other, for that matter). Infidelity is never justified. I guess I was trying to articulate that her jealousy and desperation contributed to the emotional breakdown between them. Relationships are so complex... while a person's actions may set in motion a course of events that leads to the dissolution of the relationship, that doesn't mean they're to blame... the other person was in there, reacting as well! Consequences are not the same thing as fault.

And yes, I have felt at least a shadow of that desperation. It was regarding a boyfriend rather than a husband, so I know that it doesn't compare, but I do remember that pain.

I've enjoyed this discussion greatly, and I really hope that none of the things I've said have upset anyone. I know it's hard to discuss such sensitive subject matter without causing a little bit of a sting when we clash against people with different views. So, if I did cause such a sting in anyone, I apologize. I love you all!

Stephanie

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No stings at all. :) I think it's great that we can have this discussion. I think that Charlotte's character was too one-dimensional to really know what kind of wife she was, though. But I don't blame her one iota. Then again, that would mean I would have to blame myself for my husband cheating on me. :lmao:

It's all good, Stephanie! It's nice to have a different point of view to listen to. :)

Lisa

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Until now I never viewed this movie with the thought of insinuating myself.If I were the wife I would have been there lock,stock and barrel! She had an agenda sick or not.My first thoughts were that she was a spoiled,manipulative beyotch.She used her illness to tug at his heartstrings, marriage be damned! She didn't love him if she did she would have never destroyed what he put together after she left him.He should have took himself off her bucket list.He could have done it tactfully.He had a marriage that by all accounts didn't seem bad so maybe they were all unfulfilled in some way.My heart just broke for the wife regardless.The only one who had any joy was her dad and I was happy for him at the end.That was the only thing Sara did right. :2cents: Tanya

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The U.S. version doesn't have as much oomph as the British version. I sometimes buy another country's version to see the extras on it, often quite different from the U.S. version. (For example, I got "The Game..Lives" from Japan..and they had interviews with Gerry, whereas "The Miracle Match" didn't.)Anyway, in the British version, they have two deleted scenes that I recall that I absolutely loved...that our US version didn't.

'1. When Gerry's wife walks into the kitchen at the restaurant, thre are a chorus-line of lobsters dancing to music across the counter. She looks exasperated, and we see that Gerry and the staff are playing puppetmasters with the real lobsters. They stand up and wonder why she didn't think them funny. Gerry is adorable.

2. Another deleted scene on the special features shows how the wife is subtlely trying to seduce Gerry was laying down the place settings, etc. with slow movements as she looks at him. They end up under the table as it moves up and down.

If you have a multi-region dvd player (I bought mine for aroudn $178 a few years ago)..or if you go online to see how to convert your dvd player. (apparently it's pretty easy..) you can see these imports.

Poptart

Where do you find your "foreign" DVDs?? I'm in the US & would like to get a few copies of Mr G movies just for the extra goodies.

Thanks!!!!!

The Divine Miss S :rose:

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The U.S. version doesn't have as much oomph as the British version. I sometimes buy another country's version to see the extras on it, often quite different from the U.S. version. (For example, I got "The Game..Lives" from Japan..and they had interviews with Gerry, whereas "The Miracle Match" didn't.).

Poptart

Sorry, this is an off topic question, but I have to find out: I got the US version of The Miracle Match. Would you recommend that I get the Japanese version for the interviews? And if so, where do I get it?

Thanks,

Theresa

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Sorry, this is an off topic question, but I have to find out: I got the US version of The Miracle Match. Would you recommend that I get the Japanese version for the interviews? And if so, where do I get it?

Thanks,

Theresa

Theresa, I would get the UK version entitled The Game of Their Lives. I got mine from Amazon and it has all the extras and interviews and stuff. :)

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