• A Previous Engagement (2008)

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Release Date: May 9th, 2008

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 58 min

Plot Summary
A married woman (Juliet Stevenson) goes on vacation in Malta to keep a date she made 25 years earlier with her first lover (Tchéky Karyo).

Cast: Juliet Stevenson, Tchéky Karyo, Daniel Stern, Valerie Mahaffey, Kate Miles, Simon Woods, Derek Riddell, Claire Brosseau

Director: Joan Carr-Wiggin

Genres: Romantic comedy

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Even Stevenson, a singularly accomplished and versatile actress, can't do much with Julia's early scenes, in which she's forced to dither around like a complete idiot. show more

  • While this slow-starting update of "Private Lives" has plenty of laughs, the incredibly expressive (and too-seldom seen) Stevenson turns Julia's romantic dilemma into something genuinely moving. She makes A Previous Engagement something special. show more

  • Though frantic from the get-go, A Previous Engagement rarely finds its feet. Devoid of the fine balance of grace and chaos necessary to any screen farce, the proceedings are slapdash, repetitious and badly overextended. show more

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