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An Awfully Big Adventure (1994)

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Critic Reviews: 4
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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

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Drama, Art House & International, Comedy

Charles Wood

Apr 19, 2005

New Line Home Entertainment

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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.

March 31, 2007 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
EmanuelLevy.Com

Newell at his nastiest

April 17, 2005 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
Filmcritic.com

Strange compelling film with strong performances

August 22, 2002
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Wow, is this depressing.

July 26, 2002
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

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.
June 6, 2011
ajv2688

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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.
February 6, 2009
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