Alright. Found one that I hope and think many of you will have seen and liked. It's full of great characters. Not too deep but not too shallow. Actually well reviewed and even some prestigious nominations in its day.
Here's the first clue. Had to pick this one to start because it has a U2 reference in it and I know that will torture a few of you haters:
H: The thing is, C_____, l’ve spoken to lots of people about you. Everybody agrees you’re in real trouble, C_____.
C: Am l?
H: You see, you’re turning into a kind of serial monogamist. One girlfriend after another, yet you never really let anyone near you. On the contrary... You’re affectionate to them and sweet to them. Even to me, although you thought I was an idiot.
C: I did not.
H: You did. I thought U2 was a type of submarine.
C: In a way, you were right. Their music has a naval quality.
H: Be serious, C_____. Give people a chance. You don’t have to think ‘I must get married’, but you mustn’t start relationships thinking ‘I mustn’t get married’.
Oh, I don't know, C_______. Unlike you, I never expected "the thunderbolt." I always just hoped that, that I'd meet some nice friendly girl, like the look of her, hope the look of me didn't make her physically sick, then pop the question and, um, settle down and be happy. It worked for my parents. Well, apart from the divorce and all that.
Second clue (not related closely to the one above):
Person 1: Where's G_____?
Person 2: Torturing Americans.
Person 1: How thoughtful of him.
No one has even sent in a guess, so I better help a little! I won't give more quotes today but will say the following:
It's a comedy, but one of those really good ones that have serious moments that make the rest all the sweeter.
It's cast in not primarily made up of American actors.
I'm almost certain that this movie marked the introduction of a really funny British actor to the U.S. public. I know if did for me, and led me to be surprised that he had been pretty famous over there for a decent amount of time before this film.
It was released in the mid-90s.
Friday Giveaways (I hope):
Priest (during a ceremony): In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spigot. Spirit!
(And in a later part of the same ceremony): In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Goat. Eh... 'ghost'.
Second giveaway clue (from almost the very end of the movie--actually maybe the very end except for a funny "what happens to these characters next" collage before the closing credits):
Person 1: Let me ask you one thing. Do you think - after we've dried off, after we've spent lots more time together - you might agree "not" to marry me? And do you think not being married to me might maybe be something you could consider doing for the rest of your life?
Person 2: I do.
If you've seen this movie, these quotes should do it. If you haven't seen this movie, your life will be impoverished until you do!
Wright me with your guesses!
Holy heck, people! Wow! More of you HAVE to have seen this movie. Wild.
For a final clue, look at my playlist. A large proportion of it was selected for the theme and even main words in the movie title....
Okay, and now for a FINAL final clue: The character who says the Holy Spigot and Holy Goat lines is the actor who plays Mr. Bean. I am pretty sure very few in America knew him until this flick--a film that was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture of the Year. Surely more of you know this movie....