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What was this quirky British comedy-drama from ~1980?

This movie follows a young man (20-ish) from the working-class. I can picture him driving a very small car. I think he's unhappy in his job. He lives with his parents, possibly in London. His mother likes to try new recipes. She made a dish with "mole" sauce and used sweet chocolate instead of cocoa (this was a very funny scene). He somehow starts attending parties where several (mostly older) famous actors make cameo appearances; the parties are reminiscent of Andy Warhol - type gatherings. I saw this in the theater.

I searched the first 350 movies listed on IMDB for each of the years 1976 through 1984, and the only possibility was "Quadraphonic", but that's not it.

I went through Wiki's list of British films from 1972 through 1985, and I did not see anything that looked like it. I looked at all of the comedies and most of the dramas.

Does this sound familiar to ANYONE???
asked Jul 7, 2013 in Name That Movie by ederick95 (7 points)

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I think this one is Getting It Right (1989) with Jesse Birdsall and Helena Bonham Carter.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097424/?ref_=fn_tt_tt_1
answered Aug 8, 2013 by congo_bill (766 points)
selected Aug 12, 2013 by ederick95
Thank you so much...  I never would have guessed it from the description on IMDB and don't recognize most of the photos, but the chicken mole clinches it.
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