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This is a kind of Sliding Doors type premise. Another old idea popular in science fiction and fantasy. What if ...

In this case, what if I could go back and do it all again.

Our protagonist cheats on his girlfriend, admits to it, and doesn't like the consequences. So he goes back. Not to undo the faithlessness, but to undo the truthful act.

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By all means, let's regret the honourable things we might do. From which comment you can tell that I wasn't much impressed by the concept. I guess he didn't realise that a relationship isn't over when you are 'found out'. It's over when you act wrongly.

Anyway, it's a different take on the idea, another British production, and the end may not be what you expect. It's a film worth renting, but I wouldn't say it's worth $12 to see it in the theatres.

Also known as The Man with Rain in His Shoes.

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Due for Australian release December 17. 1998

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The Players: Douglas Henshall, Lena Headey, Penelope Cruz, Elizabeth McGovern, Charlotte Coleman, Gustavo Salmeron, Eusebio Lazaro.
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