The Very Thought of You

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The Very Thought of You ★½ Martha, Meet Frank, Daniel and Laurence 1998 (PG-3)

Limp romantic comedy finds a trio of longtime London friends clashing over their interest in the same woman. Actor Frank (Sewell), music exec Daniel (Hollander), and painter Laurence (Fiennes) all separately encounter Martha (Potter) and pick her up—without anyone realizing (until late in the movie) how they're all connected. However, Martha's character comes across as a imperious nag, while the men are either petulant, arrogant, or wimpy. You won't care who Martha finally ends up with. 88m/C VHS, DVD . GB Monica Potter, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, Tom Hollander, Ray Winstone; D: Nick Hamm; W: Peter Morgan; C: David C(lark) Johnson; M: Ed Shearmur.