Truly Madly Deeply 1990 ****

Writer/director Anthony Minghella made the jump to Hollywood with the sensitive and charming BBC drama, a British version of Ghost with less sentiment and more depth. Juliet Stevenson plays Nina, who finds herself lost in her rat-infested London house after the death of her soul-mate Jamie (Alan Rickman). Jamie returns to haunt her, but not in a sinister way; they enjoy music (Bach), share jokes, and he gradually moves back in, frequenting the sofa to watch old movies with his undead friends.  Nina is initially delighted, but comes to realise that much as she loves Jamie, she has to move on and allow his memory to rest.  Truly Madly Deeply is a very British affair, beautifully played and with something fresh and moving to say about the bereavement process.


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