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Felicia's Journey (1999)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Thriller  |  24 November 1999 (USA)
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A lonely middle-aged catering manager spends all of his time studying tapes of an eccentric TV chef. Meanwhile, a young woman is making her way from Ireland to find her boy friend, who ... See full summary »

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A lonely middle-aged catering manager spends all of his time studying tapes of an eccentric TV chef. Meanwhile, a young woman is making her way from Ireland to find her boy friend, who moved to England to get a job in a lawn-mower factory. On arrival, she makes an early contact with the caterer, who recommends a boarding room to her. Slowly, it is revealed that the caterer has in fact befriended and subsequently abused more than a dozen young women. He, of course, now sets his sights on this woman. Much of the story is told in flashbacks, revealing how each of the characters grew to the point where they now find themselves. However, the drama of the character interaction is more important to director, Atom Egoyan, than the potential horror of the situation. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements and related disturbing images | See all certifications »

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24 November 1999 (USA)  »

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El viaje de Felicia  »

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Opening Weekend:

£56,588 (UK) (8 October 1999)

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$819,852 (USA) (21 January 2000)
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Joseph Ambrose Hilditch: No one's blaming you, dear. Things - happen. Things take a turn. We live in a miracle. That's the promise. That's the future. The pain will wash away. The healing will commence.
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References Beauty and the Beast (1946) See more »

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The Heart of a Child
Performed by Malcolm Vaughan
Licensed courtesy of EMI Records Ltd.
Words & Music by Michael Austin & Derek Hudson
Used by kind permission of MCA Music Ltd.
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Another Very British Psycho
17 August 2003 | by (Lawrence, KS) – See all my reviews

This film reminded me a lot of PEEPING TOM. Like Mark Lewis, the protagonist of the Michael Powell classic, Bob Hoskins' character was subject to torment from a parent's profession (The Psychologist father in PEEPING TOM, the cooking show mother in this film) and has video records of his crimes (Here, videotape). Both even end up committing suicide at the end, though PEEPING TOM's end was a bit more graphic. Egoyan even makes a little nod to the other master of suspense, with the scene of Hoskins bringing the drugged drink up the stairs, a scene that brings to mind Hitchcock's SUSPICION. A great homage to the British thriller.


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