The screenplay to The Girl in the Cafe was written by Richard Curtis, the guy who wrote Love Actually (one of my favorite romantic comedies) and Four Weddings and a Funeral (another favorite). This love story involves Bill Nighy as a bland bureaucrat who meets the mysterious Gina (Kelly Macdonald). Suddenly, Nighy’s life is turned upside down (love will do that to you). The Girl in the Cafe is a clever and subtle movie with a political message. This movie never showed up in Western NY so I had to track down the DVD. It was well worth the effort. GRADE: A-

13 thoughts on “THE GIRL IN THE CAFE

  1. Jeff Meyerson

    Jackie is a huge Bill Nighy fan (LOVE ACTUALLY was one of his greatest parts) and I love Kelly Macdonald’s Scottish accent. We saw this on HBO.

    We love Black Adder too.

  2. Deb

    I believe Ben Elton came on board BLACKADDER for the second series (the one set in Elizabethan England). Frankly, the first series (set in the Middle Ages) didn’t do much for me and I almost decided not to watch the rest of the programs; but I’m glad I did because the subsequent shows (set during the Renaissance, the Regency, and WWI) are fabulous.


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