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Despite the success of My Best Friend's Wedding, Aussie director P.J. Hogan certainly hasn't gone Hollywood. Unconditional Love, co-written with his wife and fellow filmmaker Jocelyn Moorhouse, is a deeply eccentric concoction that ranges from campy comedy to murder mystery. If the whole thing doesn't really come off, it does have much that is funny, giddy, or simply weirder than all-get-out. Kathy Bates enjoys herself as a discarded wife who impulsively flies to England to attend the funeral of her idol, a beloved singer--Jonathan Pryce, in glorious sequined form. Meeting his "valet" (read: secret gay lover), Rupert Everett, she determines to find the dead man's murderer. It's hard to get the tone right on this kind of movie, but it's also easy to like a film that finds time for tributes to Barry Manilow (hey, Hogan rehabilitated ABBA in Muriel's Wedding) and the reassuring spirit of Julie Andrews. --Robert Horton

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned
  • Widescreen
  • Dolby

Cast

Kathy BatesGrace Beasley
Rupert EverettDirk Simpson
Meredith EatonMaudey Beasley
Peter SarsgaardWindow Washer
Lynn RedgraveNola Fox
Stephanie BeachamHarriet Fox-Smith
Richard BriersBarry Moore
Jack NoseworthyAndrew Beasley
Dan WylliePete
Dan AykroydMax Beasley
Jonathan PryceVictor Fox
Julie AndrewsJulie Andrews

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  • Genre: Comedy Movies
  • Director: P.J. Hogan
  • Producer: New Line
  • Length: 121 min
  • Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaJan 1, 2002
  • Ratings
    North AmericaPG-13
    Europe15
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaOct 7, 2003
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