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An Awfully Big Adventure (1995)




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Set in 1947 Liverpool, this intense drama follows a small theater troupe as it prepares for a production of "Peter Pan." Hired as an assistant stage manager, 16-year-old Stella falls in love with theater manager Meredith Potter. Ignored by Meredith, Stella has an affair with one of the actors.more
Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Charles Wood
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 19, 2005
New Line Home Entertainment


Georgina Cates
as Stella Bradshaw
Hugh Grant
as Meredith Potter
Alan Rickman
as P.L. O'Hara
Alun Armstrong
as Uncle Vernon
Prunella Scales
as Rose Lipman
Rita Tushingham
as Aunt Lily
Alan Cox
as Geoffrey
Edward Petherbridge
as Richard St. Ives
Nicola Pagett
as Dotty Blundell
Carol Drinkwater
as Dawn Allenby
Clive Merrison
as Desmond Fairchild
Ruth McCabe
as Grace Bird
James Frain
as John Harbour
Pat Laffan
as Mr. Harcourt
Patti Love
as Mary Deare
Hilary Reynolds
as Babs Osborn
Tom Hickey
as Freddie Reynolds
Robbie Doolin
as Reporter
Peter O'Farrell
as Long John Silver
Agnes Bernelle
as Mrs Ackerly
Larry Murphy
as Inspector
Willie Smith
as Empire Stage Manager
Katy O'Donnell
as Young Stella
Earl Gill
as Band Member
John Drummond
as Band Member
Chris Kenevey
as Band Member
Jack Bayle
as Band Member
Rolf Kholman
as Band Member
Paddy Casey
as Pianist
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Critic Reviews for An Awfully Big Adventure

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (10)

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | July 21, 1995
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Audience Reviews for An Awfully Big Adventure

Alan Rickman was the reason I saw this movie, and he's great in it, but that's not the only reason it's good. The story is realistic, dramatic, sad, and has a very surprising ending. I highly recommend it.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

There isn't anything really terrible about his film is a well done and I liked the protagonist. I watched the film because of Rickman and I wasn't disappointed.

Marion Ravenwood

Super Reviewer


interesting play within the movie centers around a group of amateur actors who try to put on a play in post WWII britian.

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