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Shirley Valentine (1989)

R
108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Shirley's a middle-aged Liverpool housewife, who finds herself talking to the wall while she prepares her husband's chip'n'egg, wondering what happened to her life. She compares scenes in her current life with what she used to be like and ...See moreShirley's a middle-aged Liverpool housewife, who finds herself talking to the wall while she prepares her husband's chip'n'egg, wondering what happened to her life. She compares scenes in her current life with what she used to be like and feels she's stagnated and in a rut. But when her best friend wins an all-expenses-paid vacation to Greece for two, Shirley begins to see the world, and herself, in a different light. Written by Kathy Li See less
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Willy Russell (play) (screenplay)
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$245,422
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$6,056,912
Gross (World)
$6,056,912
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Aug 30, 1989 (United States)

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Pauline Collins
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Tom Conti
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Jeanette Jeanette   See fewer
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Millandra Millandra   See fewer
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Thelma Thelma   See fewer
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Gillian Kearney
Young Shirley Young Shirley   See fewer
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7.2 / 10 | 6,273 votes