Does this film actually exist?

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It's a romcom. 90s/00s. About a couple who meet and have sex and then bump into each other every couple of years and end up having sex, despite having other relationships. Then they end up getting together. That's about it. It's not One Day. It's not When Harry Met Sally. It's American. At the end they're in a little walled courtyard with a wrought iron gate. I think. She might be an artist. There's a good chance it's just a mashup of about 30 other films I've seen. Help?

KingJoffreyLikesJaffaCakes Sun 06-Mar-16 19:52:11

There'a book a bit like that.

Vince & Joy by Lisa Jewell. You might enjoy that if you can't find the film.

Devilishpyjamas Sun 06-Mar-16 19:54:14

It does sound very one day.

No idea though!

Sgtmajormummy Sun 06-Mar-16 20:01:17

Serendipity with John Cusack?

Serendipity was what DH said but I like john Cusack and I'm not sure I like this other film. It's pretty dumb and forgettable, whatever it is. Something like 40 Days and Nights, but not that. I think I must have dreamt it...

AlmaMartyr Sun 06-Mar-16 20:05:06

It rings a bell for me too.

AlmaMartyr Sun 06-Mar-16 20:07:35

A Lot Like Love?

Sunflower1985 Sun 06-Mar-16 20:07:46

Is it that one with Amanda peel and Ashton kutcher and it has the song brighter than sunshine?

BikeRunSki Sun 06-Mar-16 20:12:19

500 Days of Summer?

Walled courtyard sugguests Letters to Juliet

Trills Sun 06-Mar-16 20:15:04

Do you film-guessing people want to help me with one too?

It's in a motel, and it's dark and people are getting murdered one by one.

The story is told by someone being interviewed.

I think at first we think he's being interviewed by the police, because he's the only survivor.

At the end (possibly) it turns out to have all been in his head and he's being interviewed by a psychiatrist.

Hassled Sun 06-Mar-16 20:15:51

I know what film you mean. I know because a seedy ex suggested that could be a route we'd like to take - a shag every few years and never mind the spouses. I declined his kind offer. But I can't remember the bloody name - sorry.

Cel982 Sun 06-Mar-16 20:15:59

en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Lot_like_Love

MartyrStewart Sun 06-Mar-16 20:17:04

Trills, is it Identity?

Cel982 Sun 06-Mar-16 20:17:16

en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Identity_(film)

annandale Sun 06-Mar-16 20:17:35

Trills that sounds like Identity - the only film I have ever walked out of. Big John Cusack connection here tonight.

Cel982 Sun 06-Mar-16 20:17:51

Sorry, cross-posted twice there!

spanky2 Sun 06-Mar-16 20:18:40

Trills yours is Identity. I love that film. Did not guess the ending!

ppandj Sun 06-Mar-16 20:19:17

A lot like love I'm sure of it!

ACatastrophicMisintepretation Sun 06-Mar-16 20:21:11

Trills Is the film you're talking about called Identity? With John Cusack?

Trills Sun 06-Mar-16 20:21:27

Thank you!

You are brilliant!

grin

annandale Can I ask why you walked out? Very impressed with your decision by the way - if you are not enjoying something then just leaving is a better use of your time.

TheGreatSnafu Sun 06-Mar-16 20:21:39

Before Sunrise?

ACatastrophicMisintepretation Sun 06-Mar-16 20:21:53

Oops, massive X post, I had seen it and was desperately googling John Cusack films and was too slow!

YES!!! A Lot Like Love!! I just just watched the trailer and there was a gate and everything. AMAZING, thank you. I friggin love mumsnet. The film looks terrible though... x

annandale Sun 06-Mar-16 20:24:31

Oh I'm a wuss. I like John Cusack films and I like thrillers, but I don't like slasher/horror type stuff. I was with DH who only really likes French romances and political talky films with a dash of Bourne (I like those too). A scene started with a corpse on a chair impaled with a fencepost or something down its throat. We looked at each other and decided we would rather be elsewhere.

TheGreatSnafu Sun 06-Mar-16 20:24:37

Yay!

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