Born Romantic


1h 36m 2000

Brief Synopsis

The beat of salsa provides the backdrop to this urban comic drama about three lonely Londoners contemplating life's greatest mystery: women. Fergus is searching for the highschool sweetheart he jilted years ago. Eddie, the pick-pocket, is falling in love with Jocelyn the grave tender. And Frankie is

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Production Company
Aon/Albert G. Ruben Insurance Services; Arri Group; Bbc Films; Bob Smoke Special Effects; Bon Appetit; Film Finances, Inc.; Flying Pictures; Frameline Ltd; Fuji Photo Film U.S.A., Inc.; Harbottle & Lewis; MGM Cars, Ltd.; Mcdonald & Rutter; On Set Location Services, Ltd.; Peerless Camera Company; Salon Productions, Ltd.; Sony Music; Sony Music Soundtrax; WB De Lane Lea
Distribution Company
METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER STUDIOS INC. (MGM )/UNITED ARTISTS FILMS/UNITED ARTISTS FILMS EUROPE; Lucky Red; MGM /UA; MGM Distribution Company; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.; Studiocanal UK; United Artists Films; United Artists Films
Location
London, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 36m

Synopsis

The beat of salsa provides the backdrop to this urban comic drama about three lonely Londoners contemplating life's greatest mystery: women. Fergus is searching for the highschool sweetheart he jilted years ago. Eddie, the pick-pocket, is falling in love with Jocelyn the grave tender. And Frankie is bound and determined to find the love of his life. The one problem? He's still living with his ex-wife. Jimmy, the streetwise cabbie, puts it all together as he guides the characters on their tumultuous search for true romance.

Crew

Robert Alazraki

Director Of Photography

Dave Allen

Construction Manager

Jennifer Allen

Aerial Unit Coordinator

Kim Armitage

Script Supervisor

Nicola Armstrong

Post-Production Coordinator

Joe Arroyo

Song Performer ("Yamulemao")

Shaheen Baig

Casting Assistant

Graham Baker

Other

Vanessa Baker

Adr Voice Casting

Linzi Baltrunas

Location Assistant

Tori Banks

Floor Runner (2nd Unit)

Jo Beatty

Wardrobe Assistant

Jo Beckett

Script Supervisor (2nd Unit)

Roy Beeston

Stand-By Props

Erica Bensley

Production Manager (2nd Unit)

Joanie Blaikie

Special Thanks

Simon Boswell

Song Producer ("L O V E")

Simon Boswell

Music Composer

Sam Breckman

Location Manager

Paul Brosnan

Facilities Driver

Daniel Brown

Facilities Driver

Lindsay Brunnock

2nd Art Director; Stand-By Art Director (2nd Unit)

Kit Buckler

Special Thanks (Sony Music)

Michele Camarda

Producer

Ralph Cameron

Location Manager (2nd Unit)

Peter Cavaciuti

Steadicam Operator

Peter Cavaciuti

Camera Operator (2nd Unit)

Kirsten Cawkwell

Special Thanks (Sony Music)

Dave Chet

Carpenter

Heather Clarke

Other

Tom Clode

Other

Eddie Coleman

Minibus Driver

Al Coulson

Carpenter

Al Crawshaw

Stagehand

Elvis Crespo

Song Performer ("Pintame")

Elvis Crespo

Song

Liam Daniel

Stills Photographer

Emma Davie

Publicist

Gill De Souza

Special Thanks

Christine Dinwoodie

Special Thanks

Christine Dinwoodie

Floor Runner

Stephen Donaghue

Electrician (2nd Unit) (Hgv/Genny)

Brendan Donnison

Adr Voice Casting

Mick Downs

Minibus Driver

Peter Eardley

Assistant Production Accountant

Jennifer Ehle

Special Thanks

Cheo Feliciano

Song Performer ("Oye Como Va")

Craig Ferguson

Song Performer ("L O V E")

Gretta Finer

Special Thanks

Rodolpho Fournier

Choreographer

Aimee Gee

Chef'S Assistant (Bon Appettit)

Arthur Godfrey

Song ("Fear & Love")

David Godfrey

Song ("Fear & Love")

Ruben Gonzalez

Song Performer ("La Engandora")

Nick Gottschalk

Art Department Assistant

Diane Greaves

Foley Artist

Leo Green

Song Producer ("Baby Won'T You Please Come Home")

Sarah Greenwood

Production Designer

Colin Griffin

Artiste Driver

Andrew Griffiths

Sound Maintenance

Rodrigo Gutierrez

Camera Operator

Rodrigo Gutierrez

2nd Unit Director Of Photography (2nd Unit)

Andrew Haigh

2nd Assistant Editor

Celia Haining

Assistant Editor

Paul Hamblin

Re-Recording Mixer

Peter Harris

Electrician (2nd Unit)

Alison Harvey

Art Director

John Heath

Grader

Ray Hedges

Song Producer ("Yes Sir I Can Boogie")

Stewart Henderson

Dialogue Editor

Patrick Hickley

Director'S Driver (2nd Unit)

Stuart Hilliker

Re-Recording Assistant

Catherine Hodgson

Supervising Sound Editor

Alistair Hopkins

Post-Production Supervisor

Jane Horrocks

Song Performer ("Baby Won'T You Please Come Home")

Lynne Huitson

Assistant Art Director

Erol Hunt

Producer'S Assistant (Kismet Film Company)

Jessica Hurles

2nd Assistant Director (2nd Unit)

Jessica Hurles

Floor Runner

Jessica Hurles

Utility Stand-In

Simon Hutchings

Other

Carmel Jackson

Makeup & Hair Artist; Makeup & Hair Artist (2nd Unit)

Mark Barry Jackson

Specialist Film Pilot

Nicky Jarvis

Other

Jina Jay

Casting

Laurie Jay

Special Thanks

Graham Johnston

Make-Up & Hair Designer

David Kane

Screenwriter

Dave Kennedy

Gaffer

Terry Kyte

Other

Abi Leland

Music Supervisor

Pete Lennox

Carpenter

Ian Livesey

Camera Trainee

Rupert Lloyd-parry

Grip

Ben Lobb

Stagehand (2nd Unit)

Ben Lobb

Other

Lorraine Luke

Other

Dean Macey

Facilities Driver

Alistair Maclean-clark

Executive Producer

Emma Mager

Production Coordinator

Emma Mager

Production Manager (2nd Unit)

Andrew Mannion

Floor Runner

Andrew Mannion

Stand-In

Christopher Marlow

Assistant Costume Designer (2nd Unit)

Dean Martin

Song Performer ("Baby Won'T You Please Come Home" "Sway")

Ricky Martin

Song Performer ("La Bomba")

John Marzano

Aerial Cameraman

Jerome Mccann

Sound Assistant

Ronald D Mckay

Best Boy

Christian Mcwilliams

Location Manager

Oona Menges

Other

Nina Miranda

Song Performer ("Yes Sir I Can Boogie")

Lea Morement

2nd Assistant Editor

Andy Mortimer

Stand-By Props

Gary Nagle

Electrician/Genny Operator

Peter Newman

Driver

Peter Newman

Previa Driver

Clive Noakes

Deluxe Laboratory Contact

Ciara Nolan

Special Thanks (Sony Music)

Adam O'brien

Floor Runner

Jeff Oldman

Unit Driver

Jose Ordonez Fernandes De Souza

Choreographer

Michael Parker

Editor

K C Porter

Song ("La Bomba")

Larry Prinz

Gaffer (2nd Unit)

Tito Puente

Song ("Oye Como Va"), Song/Song Performer ("Ran Kan Kan")

Robert Rabson

Electrician

Asha Radwan

Development Assistant (Kismet Film Company)

Raymond Reader

Other

Michael Redfern

Foley Editor

David Reid

1st Assistant Director

Dan Rose

Music Supervisor

David Rosenbaum

Unit Driver

Donald Sabourin

Assistant Production Coordinator (Kismet Film Company)

Robby Salanis

Song Performer ("Indestructible")

Livy Sandler

Special Thanks

Nicole Scott

Head Of Development (Kismet Film Company)

Charlotte Sewell

Assistant Costume Designer

Chris Sibley-hale

Other

Melvyn Singer

Executive Producer

Lance Smith

Other

Steve Smith

Other

Steve Smith

Propsman (2nd Unit)

Andy Soane

Chef'S Assistant (Bon Appettit)

Laba Sosseh

Song ("Yamulemao")

Katie Spencer

Set Decorator/Buyer

Maxine Stanley

Post-Production Accountant

Trevor Stanley

Production Accountant

Richard Stevens

Electrician

Jason Swanscott

Foley Artist

Ted Swanscott

Adr & Foley Mixer

Jill Taylor

Costume Designer

Thomas Taylor

Office Runner

David M. Thompson

Executive Producer

Dean Thompson

Other

Dan Toland

2nd Assistant Director; 1st Assistant Director (2nd Unit)

Elizabeth Trott

Other

Bill Walker

Unit Driver

Bill Walker

Driver

Mick Ward

3rd Assistant Director

Mark West

Facilities Driver

Simon Wilkinson

Facilities Driver

Don William

Facilities Driver

'williams' Williams

Song ("Baby Won'T You Please Come Home")

J Glyn Williams

Westcam Technician

Stuart Wilson

Production Sound Mixer

Dennis Wiseman

Property Master

Michael Wood

Production Executive (For Bbc Films)

David Wootton

Wardrobe Assistant

Jane Wright

Special Thanks

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Production Company
Aon/Albert G. Ruben Insurance Services; Arri Group; Bbc Films; Bob Smoke Special Effects; Bon Appetit; Film Finances, Inc.; Flying Pictures; Frameline Ltd; Fuji Photo Film U.S.A., Inc.; Harbottle & Lewis; MGM Cars, Ltd.; Mcdonald & Rutter; On Set Location Services, Ltd.; Peerless Camera Company; Salon Productions, Ltd.; Sony Music; Sony Music Soundtrax; WB De Lane Lea
Distribution Company
METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER STUDIOS INC. (MGM )/UNITED ARTISTS FILMS/UNITED ARTISTS FILMS EUROPE; Lucky Red; MGM /UA; MGM Distribution Company; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.; Studiocanal UK; United Artists Films; United Artists Films
Location
London, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 36m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall September 28, 2001

Limited Release in United States September 28, 2001

Released in United States October 2000

Released in United States November 2000

Released in United States 2001

Released in United States April 2001

Shown at Dinard Festival of British Cinema October 5-8, 2000.

Shown at London Film Festival (Closing Night) November 1-16, 2000.

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) May 24 - June 17, 2001.

Shown at Los Angeles Film Festival April 20-28, 2001.

Completed shooting March 26, 2000.

Began shooting February 7, 2000.

The soundtrack is available on Sony Records.

Released in United States Fall September 28, 2001

Limited Release in United States September 28, 2001

Released in United States October 2000 (Shown at Dinard Festival of British Cinema October 5-8, 2000.)

Released in United States November 2000 (Shown at London Film Festival (Closing Night) November 1-16, 2000.)

Released in United States 2001 (Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) May 24 - June 17, 2001.)

Released in United States April 2001 (Shown at Los Angeles Film Festival April 20-28, 2001.)