Imagine Me & You
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(Jan 10, 2012)
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- Commentary by director/writer Ol Parker
- Deleted and extended scenes with director's commentary
- Q&A with director and cast
- Personal statement by director Ol Parker
- Features both widescreen and full-screen versions
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The film is an anglo-american-german co-production, filmed in England with a largely English cast. Piper Perabo does a good job with a creditable English accent which apart from an occasional slip, is largely believable. Rachel (Piper Perabo) is struck by a case of love-at-first-sight on her wedding day. Unfortunately it isn't for her handsome, sweet, kindly, husband-to-be but the female florist who's been hired for the occasion. Confused at first, she befriends the florist who does understand her feelings and reciprocates whole-heartedly. As she is now married, how can things end happily? In a way, they don't. Part of me was sad at how things turned out because these were all such lovable characters. But the producers make sure that no heart remains broken for too long. And like all rom-coms, this pedals crazily towards a happy ending, cheered on by the Turtles' "Happy Together."
Aside from Piper Perabo, everyone else is British. Look out for the supporting roles and cameos by various British actors. Lena Headey (The Brothers Grimm) plays Luce the florist, Matthew Goode (Match Point) is the husband, Anthony Head (Buffy) is Rachel's Dad, Celia Imrie (Calendar Girls / Love in a Cold Climate) is Rachel's Mom, Ben Miles (Coupling) is Heck's work buddy, Eva Birthistle (A Fond Kiss) is Luce's lesbian friend.
Like most rom-coms, there is extensive use of pop songs. The main one here is The Turtles' upbeat and infectious "Happy Together" whose first lines contribute the title of the movie.Read more ›
I love Piper Perabo, especially now that's she proven she's just as talented as she is gorgeous. She's an unusual choice for the leading role in this film, an American actress surrounded by an impressive British cast, but her accent feels natural and makes for a most comfortable fit. Her character, Rachel, seems the picture of happiness as she marries Heck (Matthew Goode), a true good guy who has long been her best friend. Walking down the aisle, however, she happens to exchange a life-changing glance with Luce (Lena Headey), the florist who supplied the flowers for the wedding. She soon strikes up a friendship with Luce, initially trying to set her up with one of Heck's friends. Even before she learns that Luce is gay, though, she finds herself thinking about her more and more. Never having believed in love at first sight, she doesn't know how to react to these strange but powerful new feelings she is experiencing for the first time.Read more ›
It doesn't try to overwhelm you with a liberal agenda of some sort. (Becoming a lesbian doesn't inherently make you liberal, although, in my world, it would.)
It doesn't revolve the story around a lusty sex scene. (I enjoy them, but there's something to be said for the romantic simplicity of the kiss.)
It doesn't try to squeeze in every single member of the lgbtiq community like we're an amusing freak show. (With some movies, I find myself yelling, "It's a gay movie, I get it!")
...This movie simply tries to tell the story of two girls in love, nothing else. It does it in a quirky, Notting-Hill type of way and that makes it all the better. At least for people like myself, who are sick of imagining Harry, of When Harry Met Sally, as a curly-haired butch.
By being so formulaic and true to the romantic comedy genre, this movie becomes radical. You WANT Rachel to follow her heart and get her mate, who just happens to be another woman. It doesn't even dawn on you that what you're cheering for is lesbianism--why is this such a dividing issue again?
The film was extremely well done and I'm impressed that it was directed by a man. All stereotypes aside, I am surprised at how well he captured the various relationships and presented the subject matter in a casual, non-gratuitous and relatable way.
The acting was great- Piper Perabo and Lena Headey are very natural actresses. It was refreshing watching a romantic comedy with actresses other than the usual few (i.e. Reece Witherspoon, Cameron Diaz, Julia Roberts, etc). Matthew Goode was adorable Piper Perabo's husband and without ruining anything, the way his character ends up reacting to his wife's situation was(to me at least) surprising, yet it seemed right.
I recommend this film for anyone - male, female, old, young, of all backgrounds....I think many people will be able to connect with the characters and/or the siuations they find themselves in, as love is universal. It is definitely a film worth renting and adding to your collection.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a GEM... one of those rare & getting rarer little movies that make you feel good ... and that the trip was worth taking... and that maybe...quite possibly... Read morePublished 2 hours ago by jjpi
Hate the fact that she marries a guy then turns around and THEN realizes she "belongs" with her. ......Come onPublished 2 days ago by EuroCV
Good story...sweet and not complicated. Address the issue of lesbianism in a delicate and nice way.Published 3 days ago by Patricia Learmont
My favorite romantic comedy. Well written script and the acting/characters are wonderful.Published 6 days ago by Show tunes
This is one of my favorite films. The storyline is a perfect blend of drama and comedy and the directing music, and acting were terrific. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Eve
You never know when or where true love will hit you, or with whom you will fall for. This was a sweet and cute love story.Published 22 days ago by Amazon Customer