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Release Date: August 28, 1998Running Time: 101 mins.
MPAA Rating: NoneBox Office: $312,269.00
Genre: Adaptation, Comedy, Romance, Romantic Comedy


Richard E Grant

Helena Bonham Carter

Jim Carter

Harriet Walter

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Gordon Comstock is a copywriter at an ad agency where his girlfriend Rosemary is a designer. He promptly resigns to become "a poet and a free man." Although many of his friends express reservations, Gordon is not to be detered in his determination to write and lodges in a one-room apartment while working in a bookstore. However, the glamour of being a penniless artist wears off quickly when the rejection slips begin to arrive. Not until Gordon experiences real poverty in a grungy working-class district away from his supportive friends does he grow up and make some real life choices.