We Think the World of You (1988)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Gay & Lesbian Films, Tragi-comedy  |   Release Date - Dec 22, 1988 (USA)  |   Run Time - 94 min.  |   Countries - Belgium, UK  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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Set in sexually repressive 1950's London, We Think the World of You features actor Alan Bates as Frank, a gay middle-aged businessman whose lover Johnny (Gary Oldman) is married and in jail for burglary. While Johnny (Oldman) is behind bars, his beloved German shepard Evie becomes the center of a heated custody battle between himself, his wife (Frances Barber), his mother (Liz Smith), his stepfather (Max Wall), and finally, Frank (Bates). Frank eventually becomes more enamoured with the scene-stealing German shepard than he is with her absent master. We Think the World of You was directed by Colin Gregg and based on a semi-autobiographical novel by Joseph R. Ackerley, one of the first modern authors to come out as openly gay.

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businessperson, convict, dog, homosexual, custody-battle