ABOUT THE PRODUCTION
A refreshingly unconventional and witty
comedy about love's myriad forms and constant surprises, IMAGINE ME &
YOU begins as a young bride discovers love at first sight on the day of
her wedding . . . unfortunately, not with the man of honor.
In a singular moment of sudden awakening
on the altar, everything changes for Rachel -- played by Piper Perabo
in a lively departure as a quintessentially modern British woman - when
she is suddenly forced to reconsider the meaning of happily ever after
on entirely new terms moments before her honeymoon has even started.
When Rachel shows up at the church on what
promises to be a fairy-tale wedding day, she is thrilled to be devoting
herself for life to her long-time sweetheart and best friend, Heck (Matthew
Goode). That's when the unthinkable happens. In a moment that overturns
everything in which she thought she believed, Rachel catches the eye of
a complete stranger, the wedding's florist (Lena Headey), and like a bolt
from the blue, recognizes her soul mate. Though she moves ahead with the
marriage, something has profoundly changed. Everything about life is suddenly
in question; and Rachel and her brand new husband are thrust into a journey
that is at once disarmingly funny, decidedly bittersweet and definitely
familiar to anyone who has ever fallen -- for better or for worse -- under
love's intoxicating spell.
IMAGINE ME & YOU marks the directorial
debut of writer/director Ol Parker who mixes modern humor and situations
with timeless romantic sensibilities into a distinctly British comedy
about love. The film is an Ealing Studios and BBC Films presentation of
a Cougar Films, Fragile Films, X Filme Creative Pod production in association
with Focus Features, Minotaur Film Partnership No.3, RTL Television and
Filmstiftung NRW and was produced by Sophie Balhetchet (THE CAMOMILE LAWN,
ULTRAVIOLET), Barnaby Thompson (THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, AN IDEAL
HUSBAND) and Andro Steinborn (GOOD BYE LENIN!, HEAVEN).
The cast includes Piper Perabo (COYOTE UGLY,
CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN), Matthew Goode (MATCH POINT, HE KNEW HE WAS RIGHT),
Lena Headey (THE BROTHERS GRIMM, RIPLEY'S GAME), Anthony Head (BUFFY THE
VAMPIRE SLAYER, LITTLE BRITAIN), Celia Imrie (WIMBLEDON, CALENDAR GIRLS)
and Sue Johnston (BRASSED OFF).