Screenplay (1986–1993)
7.0/10
304
6 user 7 critic

Antonia and Jane 

Trailer
1:01 | Trailer
Plain Jane Hartman hates her life. She's goofy, boring and only has sex if she reads Iris Murdoch novels out loud to her loopy boyfriend. Her oldest friend Antonia McGill knows about ... See full summary »

Director:

Beeban Kidron

Writer:

Marcy Kahan
Reviews

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Imelda Staunton ... Jane Hartman
Saskia Reeves ... Antonia McGill
Patricia Leventon ... Rosa Gluberman (as Petricia Leventon)
Alfred Hoffman Alfred Hoffman ... Harry Rosenthal
Maria Charles Maria Charles ... Sylvia Pinker, Social Coordinator
John Bennett ... Uncle Irwin Carlinsky
Richard Hope ... Norman Beer, Jane's Lover
Brenda Bruce ... Therapist
Alfred Marks ... Uncle Vladimir Hartman
Lila Kaye ... Jane's Mother
Bonnie Parker Bonnie Parker ... Young Jane
Sheila Allen Sheila Allen ... Tutor
Bill Nighy ... Howard Nash
Cato Sandford Cato Sandford ... Baby Daniel
Iain Cuthbertson ... Edgar
Edit

Storyline

Plain Jane Hartman hates her life. She's goofy, boring and only has sex if she reads Iris Murdoch novels out loud to her loopy boyfriend. Her oldest friend Antonia McGill knows about everything. She orders the right food; she can complain and get results. She's beautiful and has a brilliant career. Is it any wonder that they hate each other's guts? Written by Teresa O'Donnell <sun.moon.stars@worldnet.att.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 1991 (USA) See more »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,471, 13 October 1991

Gross USA:

$1,002,078

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,002,078
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Last film of Alfred Marks. See more »

Connections

References 9½ Weeks (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Ain't Misbehavin'
Written by Fats Waller, Harry Brooks and Andy Razaf
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
too undemanding
3 November 2010 | by mjneu59See all my reviews

Two women, acquainted since childhood, grow apart over the years despite maintaining a reasonable facsimile of friendship. The joke is that neither one – a counter-culture neurotic and a disenchanted yuppie – realizes how alike they really are: each one secretly envies the qualities that make the other miserable. Director Beeban Kidron tries hard to affect an air of deadpan idiosyncrasy, but her laconic approach to some weak material makes the film sound like a tired TV sitcom without the canned laughter. Maybe it couldn't be avoided: too much of Marcy Kidron's screenplay is already self-consciously cute, with every obvious punch line overemphasized by her dependence on that most convenient of script writer's devices: voice-over narration (and from an analyst's couch, of course). It's hard to dislike a film with such agreeably modest ambitions, but it's even more difficult to recommend a movie that sets itself up as such an easy target for criticism.


0 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 6 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed