DirectorMarc Munden Music directorMurray Gold Duration CountryUnited Kingdom
Release date18 January 2002 (Sundance Film Festival) CastChristina Ricci (Miranda), John Simm (Frank), Kyle MacLachlan (Nailor), John Hurt (Christian), Julian Rhind-Tutt (Rod), Joanne Froggatt (Jacquie) Similar moviesCold Heart (2000), Whispers in the Dark (1992), Sea of Love (1989), Basic Instinct 2 (2006), Poison Ivy II: Lily (1996)
Miranda 2002 trailer
Miranda is a 2002 British comedy film starring Christina Ricci, Kyle MacLachlan, John Simm, John Hurt, Tamsin Greig and Julian Rhind-Tutt. The film is classified as a romance/thriller by IMDb.
Frank (Simm), a librarian in the United Kingdom, falls in love with a mysterious American dancer named Miranda (Ricci). Frank appears naive, but his character is as complex as Miranda's. Graphic scenes of sex and seduction illustrate Frank's fantasy and unrealistic love for Miranda. She suddenly disappears, and he tracks her down in London, discovering she is actually a con artist. He leaves her, returning to Northern England.
Miranda and her boss (Hurt), who not so secretly "loves" her, are in business selling buildings that they don't own to unwitting customers. These buildings are really being prepared for demolition. In one scene in which Miranda is negotiating the sale of a warehouse with Nailor (MacLachlan), Nailor sees men putting down cable around the building. He asked Miranda what were they doing and she replies that they are putting in cable TV when, in fact, they are preparing the warehouse for demolition. After making a big score, by successfully conning Nailor to buy the warehouse, her boss leaves her, and Nailor seeks revenge against Miranda.
Frank realizes that he should not have left her, and returns to London, with a very quirky friend who is instrumental in saving Miranda from a knife-wielding Nailor. While Frank’s friend distracts Nailor with fancy jiu-jitsu maneuvers, Frank slams a table over Nailor’s head. The film ends in comic relief with Frank and Miranda living the good life off Miranda's ill begotten funds.