Unconditional Love (2002) - Comedy, Drama, Musical

Hohum Score

10

Engaging

After her husband unexpectedly leaves her, Grace Beasley (Kathy Bates) spontaneously travels to Great Britain to attend the funeral of Victor Fox (Jonathan Pryce), a singer she adored. ...

IMDB: 6.8
Director: P.J. Hogan
Stars: Kathy Bates, Rupert Everett
Length: 124 Minutes
PG Rating: PG-13
Reviews: 9 out of 74 found boring (12.16%)

One-line Reviews (30)

Along the way they encounter the real life Julie Andrews, Sally Jessy Raphael, and Barry Manilow in what could have been a pushed overindulgence, but Hogan keeps the tempo down so that these guests appearances maintain the jolly mood of this fluffy but warmly entertaining movie.

A cute idea, an excellent cast, and a total waste of time.

I rented this film based on others' recommendations & the strength of the cast, & really enjoyed it.

It is obvious that we as a general public are being force-fed that which has been deemed "great and wonderful" by the powerful and influential while true gems such as "Unconditional Love" manage to shine thru all those pretenders to really enjoyable cinema.

The script also felt very contrived.

Grace has just been left by her husband for being too predictable and dull, so she rushes off to England, to join Fox's mourners.

Notably Kathy Bates, as the mundane housewife having been dumped by her husband; Rupert Everett, that absolutely gorgeous man, as a gay lover to a singing idol, played by the multi-talented Jonathan Pryce, boy can this man sing.

Quirky, funny, enjoyable.

The movie starts out slow.

Enjoyable comedy .

Even though the underground final search scene was a little hoaky, the movie was quite entertaining.

The end scene, while meandering and very maudlin, touched me and seemed the perfect end to an unexpected adventure.

Her husband of 25 years (Dan Ackroyd) announces to her that their marriage is over because Bates is boring.

He moves out, tries to lead an exciting life, only to realise a) that he's the really boring part in the relationship and b) that he loves his wife.

Enjoyable, if confused .

Stumbled upon this film late at night and thoroughly enjoyed it with family.

Unexpected Gem .

His valet-lover Dirk Simpson, played by the stunning Rupert Everett, must overcome Victor's siblings, including Lynn Redgrave, who want to turn their home into a tribute museum, and teams with Bates and her dwarf daughter-in-law, Maudy Beasley, to find the killer among the homeless of Chicago.

Fields masterpiece "It's A Gift" anything but a bore.

Unexpected Delight and Laughter .

UNCONDITIONAL LOVE is surprisingly entertaining.

But for now, we're sticking with off beat and really entertaining films like this one!

It gets way too long.

We loved this movie because it was so entertaining and off beat-- Not your usual Hollywood drivel.

With the help of other comedic talents like Dan Akroid as Max, her ex-lawyer husband and the backdrop of downtown Chicago and rural England, the story is just intriguing enough to entertain.

)Those who find the film terrible or pointless simply didn't see the point.

A Surprisingly Entertaining Charmer.

A cute idea, an excellent cast, and a total waste of time.

Jonathan Pryce is seen throughout the film as a ghost singing bland songs.

Kathy Bates and Jonathan Pryce make this quirky comedy an enjoyable hoot.