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I Want You (1998)

A young boy and his sister are drawn into one man's obsessive pursuit of his former lover.

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Martin
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Honda
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Smokey
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Phonebox Man
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Bob
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Old Man
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Sonja
Steve John Shepherd ...
Sam
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Woman at Hairdresser #1
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Woman at Hairdresser #2
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Smokey's Friend
Des McAleer ...
Flowers Salesman
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Billy
Julie Smith ...
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Helen is a young woman running a hairdressing salon; Bob is her boyfriend and local radio DJ; Honda is a mute kid who's secretly taping people's conversation and Smokey is Honda's sister who sings at local bar. New guy in town is the mysterious Martin, who shares some dark history with Helen and observes her from afar at first. Honda falls in love with Helen and starts taping her conversations with Bob, and that leads to reactivation of the Helen-Martin relationship. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for strong sexuality, violence and language | See all certifications »

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30 October 1998 (UK)  »

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Opening Weekend:

$1,242 (USA) (4 June 1999)

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$1,242 (USA) (4 June 1999)
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With A Girl Like You
Written by Reg Presley
Performed by The Troggs
Copyright 1966 Dick James Music Ltd.
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Underrated
28 January 2001 | by (Indiana, US) – See all my reviews

I really liked this movie. I can't quite figure out why, however. It's not quite the psychological thrill that it was perhaps intended to be (we never really get into the head of Martin, a man obsessed with his old love, which most people think is what the film is supposed to be about), and the relationship between Helen and Honda never really becomes a focal point, but like City of Lost Children, it gains a lot of points by simply being a unique viewing experience.

The relationship that Honda has with Smokey (his sister) and Helen are realistic and almost heart warming. It would have been a more enjoyable movie if it simply focused on the trio, but the movie is very intelligent and thought provoking as it is.


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