Born Romantic (2001)



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In modern-day London, three men and three women fall in and out of love and back again, to the Greek-chorus accompaniment of two cab drivers (Ian Hart and John Thomson), who engage in an ongoing conversation about sex. In one pairing, Eleanor (Olivia Williams), a sophisticated and slightly anal art restorer, is pitted against Frankie (Craig Ferguson), a smartly dressed divorcee who still shares a flat with his bitter ex-wife. The two meet one night at a salsa club, and a caustic attraction soon flourishes. Another pairing sees Mo (Jane Horrocks), a tough, love-'em-and-leave-'em Liverpuddlian, reunite with Eddie (Jimi Mistry), a clumsy bloke who was in love with Mo years before and now dreams of winning her back. Meanwhile, Jocelyn (Catherine McCormack), a young woman both neurotic and without self-esteem, finds unlikely happiness with the slovenly Fergus (David Morrissey), who bemoans the lack of love in his life. Born Romantic is the second feature of British writer/director David Kane, who made his feature debut with the similarly themed This Year's Love in 1999.
R (adult situations)
Art House & International , Comedy , Drama
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Craig Ferguson
as Frankie
Jimi Mistry
as Eddie
John Thomson
as First Cab Driver
Ian Hart
as Second Cab Driver
Hermione Norris
as Carolanne
Tony Maudsley
as Turnkey
Mel Raido
as Brian
Victoria Willing
as Frankie's Barmaid
Jeff Clyne
as Bass
Harry Dixon
as Piano
Jimmy Hastings
as Clarinet/Sax
Lew Hooper
as Clarinet/Sax
Peter Strange
as Trombone
Vanessa Samson
as Salsa club dancer
Alison Allen
as Salsa club dancer
Philip Langlais Garcia
as Salsa club dancer
Sarah Scott Davis
as Salsa club dancer
Maria Legaspi
as Salsa club dancer
Rodolfo Fournier
as Salsa club dancer
Delena Dunster
as Salsa club dancer
Ernesto Estroyou
as Salsa club dancer
Roisin Ahearne
as Salsa club dancer
Leonel Gamboa
as Salsa club dancer
Yamile Berral
as Salsa club dancer
Bill Williams
as Salsa club dancer
Homero Gonzalez
as Salsa club dancer
Stacey Dore
as Salsa club dancer
Cherryl Hancock
as Salsa club dancer
Ashwin Musiban
as Salsa club dancer
Gordon Haynes
as Salsa club dancer
Simon Boswell
as Salsa club dancer
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Critic Reviews for Born Romantic

All Critics (31) | Top Critics (9)

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Full Review… | June 4, 2008
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Full Review… | June 23, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | July 20, 2005
Houston Chronicle
Top Critic

Is whimsicality the last refuge of the mediocre?

Full Review… | October 4, 2001
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Only sporadically entertaining.

September 28, 2001
New York Post
Top Critic

The first contemporary romantic comedy I've seen in years that feels as if it's made by a real human being for other real human beings.

Full Review… | September 28, 2001
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Born Romantic


A lot of romantic ideas with a fair amount of dancing,poor direction, and horrible casting, as well as a pathetic script and a cure for insomnia.

Jessica Harris
Jessica Harris

Why is it that all the European romantic films are the best? Maybe it's because they have a far better understanding of the subject than us Americans.

Shelby L
Shelby L

Here's a great movie with an incredible story plot. Great music. Fantastic cast. Jimi Mistry is amazing in this movie.

Leo L
Leo L

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