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Packed with sarcasm, honest dish about dating and marriage, and, most importantly, good clothes, Crush is like Sex and the City with British accents and less cleavage. Like the ladies of SATC, fortysomethings Andie MacDowell, Imelda Staunton and Anna Chancellor get together weekly to dine, drink and chat about the men (or lack thereof) in their lives.
But when MacDowell's Kate starts a passionate affair with an ex-student, her pals feel threatened, and Kate questions whether she can actually commit till death do us part with someone half her age. Considering it was penned and directed by a man, the women are multidimensional, brutally realistic and warm. The gorgeous English countryside--elegant stone manors and all--is the only thing that outshines MacDowell's beauty. But neither are outdone by the quaint tale's sentimental statements about the importance of living life and loving to the fullest. Worth falling for.