Truly Madly Deeply
is an intelligent, moving, and deeply funny story about love and death. Nina (Juliet Stevenson), a scatterbrained professional translator, has lost the love of her life, Jamie (Alan Rickman). As her life (and her flat) slowly falls to pieces, she is inundated with an endless stream of repairmen and eligible suitors. But rather than go on with life, Nina dwells on her dead love, slumped at her piano, endlessly playing half of a Bach duet. Then, in a truly magical sequence, his cello suddenly joins her melody... and Jamie's back from the dead. At first it's bliss--think of the superficially similar blockbuster Ghost
, only with real people instead of pretty faces Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze. But Nina gradually realises it's a thoroughly real Jamie who's back; complete with every annoying, argumentative fault she'd conveniently forgotten. (He might be dead, he explains, but he still attends political meetings.) Moreover, he has to hide whenever any of the living are around. And he's constantly ice-cold. And he invites his dead pals to her place at all hours. What's a living woman to do? Director Anthony Minghella went on to create the melodramatic period piece The English Patient
--but in this film, he shows a far more sensitive, subtle touch. The photography is brilliant, capturing the simple beauties of suburban London. And the wonderfully acted characters, quirky and all too real, will keep you laughing--and always guessing what will happen next.--Grant Balfour, Amazon.com
DVD Special Features:
Original theatrical trailer
Interactive menu screens
English Dolby Digital
English Dolby Surround
Subtitles: Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, English for the hard of hearing
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
From the Back Cover
Prepare yourself for a touching fantasy from writer-director Anthony Minghella (The Talented Mr. Ripley)! Brilliantly weaving a passionate tale of life, love and death-though not necessarily in that order-this lovely, original comedy starring Alan Rickman (Galaxy Quest), Juliet Stevenson (Emma) and Michael Maloney (Looking for Richard) is a triumph that will leave you touched by its magic.
Nina (Stevenson), a charming, warm-hearted young woman, is dealing with the sudden death of her beloved husband, Jamie. Just when she can no longer bear the pain of her loss, Jamie (Rickman) suddenly appears in her living room-back from the dead! At first his presence in her life seems tto good to be true, but when Nina unexpectedly meets Mark (Maloney), a part-time magician and full-time good guy who turns her world upside down, Nina is faced with the ultimate decision. Will she hold on to her past? Or let new love guide her into the future?