An Awfully Big Adventure
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A misleading title and a different type of performance from Hugh Grant are two of the offbeat features of An Awfully Big Adventure. Virginal theatre fanatic Stella (Georgina Cates), who speaks with her dead mother by phone, joins a theatrical troupe in 1947 England headed by manipulative director Meredith Potter (Grant). Stella quickly falls for Potter, but he doesn't return her affections, driving her into the arms of the troupe's arrogant star, P.L. O'Hara (Alan Rickman). O'Hara eventually takes Stella's virginity, although she secretly remains devoted to Potter. More… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 33%

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"Star Hugh Grant and director Mike Newell reteam in this bitter-sweet backstage melodrama, set in Liverpool after WWII; it's a disasppointing follow-up to their smash comedy hit Four Weddings and a Funeral."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Wow, is this depressing."
‑ Jeffrey Westhoff, Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
"Newell at his nastiest"
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"Strange compelling film with strong performances"
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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