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Imagine Me & You (2006)

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Average Rating: 5/10
Reviews Counted: 96
Fresh: 31 | Rotten: 65

Aside from its lesbian theme, Imagine Me & You can only offer more of the same generic rom-com cliches.

21

Average Rating: 4.8/10
Critic Reviews: 29
Fresh: 6 | Rotten: 23

Aside from its lesbian theme, Imagine Me & You can only offer more of the same generic rom-com cliches.

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Imagine you are getting married. The big day has arrived. You're walking down the aisle on your father's arm and your eyes meet the eyes of the person you know you're going to spend the rest of your life with. Then, imagine that that person isn't the nervous man standing next to the vicar. It isn't a man at all. It's the woman who's been employed to do the flowers in the church. "Imagine Me and You" is a funny and fresh romantic comedy about that undeniable moment of knowing that someone is the

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Comedy, Romance

Ol Parker

Jun 27, 2006

$0.5M

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Imagine Me & You shamelessly embraces every romantic-comedy cliché in the book.

November 27, 2006 Full Review Source: AV Club
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The American Perabo (doing a good English accent) and Headey are likable leads -- and Goode brings a touching vulnerability to his role as the luckless Heck.

June 24, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
Time Out
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If you're in the mood for a moonstruck trifle with a drizzly London setting, this might not be such a bad choice. All that's required is that you be as open-minded as the movie is open-hearted.

March 25, 2006 Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Although Imagine Me & You (never much liked that song) tries to tap into a popular theme, we never believe that Rachel and Luce are the slightest bit interested in one another.

February 18, 2006 Full Review Source: Arizona Republic
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A surprisingly old-fashioned romantic comedy, a film of lovely British parks, of antiques auctions and cluttered, lived-in homes and very good-looking 30-or-so's trying to be sophisticated.

February 10, 2006 Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel
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A tepid sort of romantic comedy, with lengthy stretches during which nothing much happens punctuated by bouts of paralyzing boredom or, on rare occasions, random but fleeting hilarity.

February 10, 2006 Full Review Source: Miami Herald
Miami Herald
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Charming, quirky Brit romance has mild gay themes.

December 18, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

A generally pleasant distraction.

March 1, 2007 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

Imagine Me & You is more about fidelity and respect - or rather the lack thereof. It doesn't matter if the characters are gay, straight or bi. Cheating is cheating.

July 19, 2006 Full Review Source: 7M Pictures | Comment (1)
7M Pictures

It's a fluffy little concoction that'll capably fill 90 minutes, but it's not destined to become anybody's newest favorite.

June 27, 2006 Full Review Source: DVD Clinic
DVD Clinic

Brit-com business as usual, right down to the outbursts of posh swearing and the fraught, last-minute dash through the London traffic.

June 24, 2006 Full Review Source: Guardian
Guardian

A witty and immensely enjoyable British romantic comedy.

June 24, 2006 Full Review Source: BBC.com
BBC.com

In short, it's an absolute louse of a film -- 94 minutes of unimaginable, unspeakable awfulness.

June 24, 2006 Full Review Source: Daily Mirror [UK] | Comments (2)
Daily Mirror [UK]

Enjoyable romantic comedy that succeeds thanks to likeable characters and some good gags, despite falling foul of all the usual rom-com traps.

June 17, 2006 Full Review Source: ViewLondon
ViewLondon

Snappy writing and spot-on performances from a terrific cast help the movie avoid all the pitfalls of cliché.

June 13, 2006 Full Review Source: DVDTalk.com
DVDTalk.com

Parker's command of moldy clichés is fluent (one character even says, with a straight face, 'Follow your heart').

May 12, 2006 Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review
Sacramento News & Review

Parker has a sensitive approach to the crise d'amour, but his lacklustre leading ladies contribute to an uneven tone.

April 1, 2006 Full Review Source: Empire Magazine
Empire Magazine

Imagine Me & You has its charms, but for a movie about loving radically, it sure plays it safe.

March 4, 2006 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
Austin Chronicle

...neither great nor awful: On TV, it might seem better, but it's simply underpowered for the big screen.

February 27, 2006

Maybe it's a sign of progress that a mediocre gay romantic comedy can enter the mainstream marketplace and not create any stir.

February 27, 2006 Full Review Source: Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema

...a bit like a poor man's Four Weddings and a Funeral... Although there are a few laughs and the slick script is peppered with juicy one-liners, it's mild and rather mannered as we fail to connect with the characters when it really matters.

February 18, 2006 Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile
Urban Cinefile

The film also has a distinctly sitcom-like quality and is poorly paced, like an overlong episode of Will & Grace.

February 17, 2006 Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Audience Reviews for Imagine Me & You

Funny. Charming. Sad for him...even though they did attempt to make us not feel too bad for Matthew Goode by the end. Stick around post credits. All became right by him...
August 28, 2012
itsjustme2004

Super Reviewer

What a nice freakin' movie. Very sweet and British. I rather like Heck's "If you had any respect for me at all, that's exactly what you WILL do [leave him]" and Rachel's, "What do you mean?" after Heck claims this was all her choice. She doesn't say yes or no; she's conflicted as to whether love is a choice at all.

However, I can't help but think the audience wouldn't be as forgiving of this extramarital tryst if "the other woman" was a man. A wife falling in love at first sight with a man other than her husband...well, that's just her succumbing to lust. A wife falling in love at first sight with a woman...well, that's just her following her heart. In either scenario - if they're believed to be earnest - there is both succumbing to lust and following of hearts. The movie assumes a slight double standard of homosexual affairs being more forgivable than heterosexual affairs. Some would say navigating the spectrum of human sexuality is harder than navigating just one relationship. This sounds like reverse-discrimination - one diverse population holds the monopoly on suffering, so they should be able to get away with certain crimes. I'm not saying the movie champions this; I just wonder how much of my liking of the movie is based on this forgiveness, and how much of a PC hypocrite that would make me.

Lastly: such a very nice use of title song!
May 29, 2011
aliceinpunderland

Super Reviewer

Two women meet at one's wedding, and they fall almost instantly in love with one another. As the bride enters married life, they work to resist their attraction.
This film hinges on love at first sight, and this concept, flimsy and difficult to show on film, is the only thing that can help avoid the audience thinking that Luce is a home-wrecker or that Rachel is a doubly sinful adulteress. And it would be even more cliche to depict Heck as the insensitive asshole husband. So, love at first sight it is, the only thing on which this film hangs its hat, and as a result, I'm left thinking that Imagine Me and You takes few chances. It fails to develop the relationship between Luce and Rachel so that we might think that lesbian relationships are superior to heterosexual relationships, and I would wonder how the charm of this romantic comedy would be affected if it depicted a male/male affair.
However, for all its structural flaws, I found myself charmed by Piper Perabo and Lena Headley's performances, and Matthew Goode is the definition of "British dashing." The comedy is positive, upbeat, and innocent despite the relative illicitness of the central affair. I found myself enjoying the experience of watching this film until I started to think about it.
April 2, 2011
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Jim Hunter

Super Reviewer

i liked it i thought it was really good
the acting was perfect and its pretty amusing best brisitsh film since nottinghill like it said i dont think soo but it is still reli gd it i funny just not as funny as nottinghill!!
the storyline was good but although it was pretty predictable its still a really good and happy feel-good movie!!!
i mean its still worth a watch as its 2 girls full in love instead of a male and female so its go a slightly different story and its pretty good i love lena headey and she plays the character really well!
Its worth the watch as its fun!
February 26, 2010
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