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Love & Pain & The Whole Damn Thing
Love Pain The Whole Damn Thing
Actors: Maggie Smith, Timothy Bottoms, Don Jaime de Mora y Aragón, Emiliano Redondo, Charles Baxter
Director: Alan J. Pakula
Genres: Drama, Cult Movies
PG     2009     1hr 50min

A prim, forty-year-old English spinster meets an 18 year-old college drop-out (Timothy Bottoms) while on a bus trip through Spain. Though the two have little in common, they begin a clumsy yet moving affair.


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Actors: Maggie Smith, Timothy Bottoms, Don Jaime de Mora y Aragón, Emiliano Redondo, Charles Baxter
Director: Alan J. Pakula
Creators: Geoffrey Unsworth, Alan J. Pakula, Russell Lloyd, Tom Pevsner, Alvin Sargent
Genres: Drama, Cult Movies
Sub-Genres: Drama, Cult Movies
Studio: Sony Pictures
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 09/08/2009
Original Release Date: 01/01/1973
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1973
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 1hr 50min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 5
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

Long Time Favorite
M. Creamer | 07/18/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A big favorite from the early 70's, directed by Alan J. Pakula. It has been a very long wait for this film to finally make a DVD appearance. Maggie Smith and Timothy Bottoms, two "odd ducks", manage to discover each other in romantic Spain during their summer vacations. This discovery leads them through hilarious adventures, with all sorts of eccentric characters against a backdrop of stunning scenery and soaring romantic music. At the time of the original movie release, it quickly became a quiet cult favorite, with fans returning to the theaters for multiple viewings. It has been the only film of the late director Alan J. Pakula that was unavailable on DVD, and we are very glad to see after over 30 years, we will once again have the pleasure! Thank you, thank you, thank you!"
Peter Fraser | Sydney, NSW Australia | 08/05/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have ben waiting many years for this classic film to emerge onto dvd. It left an indelible mark on me when I saw it on ite original release.Currently I have to endure a poor quality dvd which I recorded off TV years ago.This is a bitter sweet romantic story about a young guy who meets up with a much older woman on a journey through Spain which will change their lives forever. The casting of Bottoms and Smith is perfect and the direction is superb.Once seen never forgotten."
Do yourself a favor...SEE THIS!
Jack-O-Lantern | San Francisco, CA | 09/15/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Though I had never seen this film, based on the 5-star reviews here and on my deeply-held conviction that Dame Maggie Smith can do no wrong, I went ahead and ordered it. Having now seen it, I'm so glad I did--it is a magnificent film. Hilarious and heartbreaking at the same time, it reminded me of the emotions a REAL love story can bring about. Also, I must mention that the musical score is absolutely gorgeous, one of the most beautiful, wistful film scores I've ever had the pleasure to listen to!
I will watch this many times in the future, and for anyone on the fence about buying this, don't be, it's an amazing and wonderful experience. You won't be sorry."
I had waited so long!
England's own. | Seattle | 11/04/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Like previous reviewers I had waited SO LONG for this movie to be available on DVD. This is such a good movie and yet few have ever heard of it! I have never been able to forget it. I had a recorded-from-TV copy and every so often I have watched it, despite the poor quality of the VHS tape. To have such a DVD is a joy.

Others have descibed the plot and the music and the scenery and all are top notch.

We must remember that time is precious and if you are lucky enough to find that special someone each moment is to be treasured."