Truly Madly Deeply (1991)

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Pianist Nina (Juliet Stevenson) and cellist Jamie (Alan Rickman) played together and loved together. When they weren't making music with each other, they made love. It was an idyllic romantic and musical partnership, and when Jamie dies, Nina takes it very hard. The condolences of friends and relatives don't help much when everything in the apartment they shared reminds her of him. She's a real basket case, and can barely get on with her life. One day, while plunking dejectedly on the piano, Nina looks up to discover Jamie, in ghostly form, lively as ever and just as loving. With a few new wrinkles (such as parties which include Jamie's newfound ghost friends), they resume living their relationship almost as before. Nina's friends are puzzled at her change from suicidal despondency to giddy cheefulness, but Jamie has pledged Nina to secrecy about their renewed relationship. For that reason, she cannot find any good excuses for not responding to the romantic advances of a living man, Mark (Michael Maloney). Before long, she will have to choose between the two of them.

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Critic Reviews for Truly Madly Deeply

All Critics (32) | Top Critics (7)

This is a beguiling film in more ways than one.

Mar 18, 2008 | Full Review…

This sharply scripted study of a bereaved woman who literally wishes her partner back from the grave is an impressive directorial bow by British playwright Anthony Minghella.

Mar 18, 2008 | Full Review…
Variety
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As a metaphor for the experience of bereavement, the conceit is over-extended, though Stevenson almost makes it work.

Feb 9, 2006 | Full Review…
Time Out
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Miss Stevenson, Mr. Rickman and Mr. Maloney, good actors all, work tirelessly on behalf of the insistently gooey and smug material.

Aug 30, 2004 | Rating: 2/5

Minghella lays on the whimsy a bit thick at times, but his wryly funny and heartfelt observations on sorrow go down much easier than the Hollywood brand of lump-in-the-throat histrionics.

May 12, 2001

It's a sweetly affecting tug of the heart.

Jan 1, 2000 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Truly Madly Deeply

A beautiful and funny romantic drama/comedy about a woman who can't get past the death of her boyfriend, and he comes back as a ghost to help her. I love this movie.

Aj V
Aj V

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½

"You're telling me there are dead people in my living room watching videos?" The scenes between Jamie and Nina: **** The rest: **½

vieras esine
vieras esine

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½

One of the few "Romantic Comedies" that I actually like. It really is rather dark as "romantic comedies" go (perhaps that's why I like it?) but also very sweet and moving.

Robert C
Robert C

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I heard raves about this movie but I thought it was horrendous. Stagey, saccharine and painfully PC.

Bob Stinson
Bob Stinson

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