Getting It Right (film)

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Getting It Right
Getting It Right FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Randal Kleiser
Produced by Jonathan D. Krane
Randal Kleiser
Written by Elizabeth Jane Howard
Music by Colin Towns
Cinematography Clive Tickner
Edited by Chris Kelly
Distributed by M.C.E.G.
Release date
  • 5 May 1989 (1989-05-05)
Running time
102 minutes
Country United Kingdom
United States
Language English

Getting It Right is a 1989 British-American comedy-drama film starring Jesse Birdsall, Jane Horrocks, and Helena Bonham Carter.[1] The tagline was: "Gavin is 31... and a virgin. One wild night and three women later, he's finally... Getting It Right"


The film concerns the late coming of age of protagonist Gavin Lamb (Birdsall), a painfully shy 31-year-old virgin still living at home with his parents and who works as a hairdresser in a West End salon. The socially awkward Gavin forges sudden romantic connections with three very different women: a sultry millionairess (Redgrave), an idiosyncratic recluse (Bonham Carter), and a single mother (Horrocks) who is a junior hairdresser at his salon.



The film's theme song, also titled "Getting it Right", was sung by Dusty Springfield.[2]


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