Getting It Right (1989) - Rotten Tomatoes

Getting It Right (1989)




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Based on Elizabeth Jane Howard's novel, Getting It Right this charming comedy follows the story of Gavin Lamb (Jesse Birdsall), a 31 year-old virgin who is terrified with women and still lives with his parents. Nevertheless, he becomes the subject of desire for a variety of women, including a single mother (Jane Horrocks), a wealthy pregnant girl (Helen Bonham Carter) and a middle-aged socialite (Lynn Redgrave). Gavin eventually finds love with one of the three women in this engaging, low-key romantic comedy.


Jesse Birdsall
as Gavin Lamb
Helena Bonham Carter
as Minerva Munday
Peter Cook
as Mr. Adrian
John Gielgud
as Sir Gordon Munday
Judy Parfitt
as Lady Stella Munday
Pat Heywood
as Mrs. Lamb
Bryan Pringle
as Mr. Lamb
John Cashmore
as Opera Singer
Nan Munro
as Lady Blackwater
Ben Miles
as Spiro
Lula Ioannou
as Salon Junior
Cyril Conway
as Manservant
Richard Strange
as Sheila's Friend
Anne-Marie Owens
as Opera Singer
Janet Amsden
as Mrs. Blake
June C. Ellis
as Mrs. Wagstaffe
Vivian Tierney
as Opera Singer
Pauline Quirke
as Muriel Sutton
Richard Macdonald
as Man at Opera
Elizabeth Jane Howard
as Woman at Party
Aimee Delamain
as Mrs. Arbuthnot
Sarah Morgan
as Salon Junior
Juney Ellis
as Mrs. Wagstaffe
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Critic Reviews for Getting It Right

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

Getting It Right is a character film, not a plot film, and so the point is not what happens, but who it happens to. The screenplay is by Elizabeth Jane Howard, based on her novel, and it shows a novelist's instinct for character and dialogue.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

Never had I thought like cutting up a video tape

September 17, 2002 | Rating: 1/5

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