Imagine Me And You (2005)

OL PARKER

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/United Kingdom/Germany, 2005, , , , , , , .  Screenplay by Ol Parker.  Cinematography by .  Produced by , , .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  Toronto International Film Festival 2005.  

Lena Headey and Piper Perabo in Imagine Me and You.

Following her long-awaited marriage to her boyfriend and best friend of many years, feels an instant flame ignite when she crosses paths with her wedding florist (). Perabo’s husband (, who between this film and Woody Allen’s Match Point is now the world’s cutest cuckold), encourages them to be friends when his soulless work in the finance world forces him to ignore his wife, having no idea that he’s actually facilitating some genuine love in bloom. Ol Parker’s sensitive direction overcomes a mostly familiar screenplay (even the gay twist doesn’t add too much originality) by focusing on the individuality of the characters and their palpable chemistry. Reminiscent of Richard Curtis’s comedies, particularly with its emphasis on quirky supporting characters (mouthy children and feisty old people, naturally), it is further saturated by the beauty of chilly London and likeability of its leads. Lovely fun, and try not to ignore the glaring plot hole of a bride who doesn’t meet her florist until after the wedding.

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