Truly Madly Deeply

Critics Consensus

Largely thanks to charming performances from Alan Rickman and Juliet Stevenson, Truly Madly Deeply is an afterlife romance with infectious spirit.



Total Count: 32


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User Ratings: 10,171
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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.


Critic Reviews for Truly Madly Deeply

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Audience Reviews for Truly Madly Deeply

  • Dec 05, 2012
    I recall that when this movie was released in North America, it was supposed to be a showcase for Rickman to show that he wasn't the one dimensional villain that most people were familiar with. This is of course, the type of film that he had been doing all along in Britain. This is a fine sample of his work. The chemistry beyond the grave with Juliet Stevenson's character is excellent.
    John B Super Reviewer
  • Sep 06, 2010
    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 Super Reviewer
  • Jan 20, 2009
    "You're telling me there are dead people in my living room watching videos?" The scenes between Jamie and Nina: **** The rest: **½
    vieras e Super Reviewer
  • Mar 04, 2008
    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 Super Reviewer

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