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Human Traffic (1999)

 -  Comedy | Music  -  5 May 2000 (USA)
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Five friends spend one lost weekend in a mix of music, love and club culture.

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Jip
Lorraine Pilkington ...
Lulu
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Nicola Reynolds ...
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Dean Davies ...
Lee
Peter Albert ...
Lulu's Uncle Eric
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Karen Benson
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Moff's Father
Sarah Blackburn ...
Jip's Ex #2
Anne Bowen ...
Moff's Grandmother
Neil Bowens ...
Asylum Doorman
Peter Bramhill ...
Matt
Jo Brand ...
Reality (voice)
Stephanie Brooks ...
Fleur
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The Cardiff club scene in the 90's: five best friends deal with their relationships and their personal demons during a weekend. Jip calls himself a sexual paranoid, afraid he's impotent. Lulu, Jip's mate, doesn't find much to fancy in men. Nina hates her job at a fast food joint, and her man, Koop, who dreams of being a great hip-hop d.j., is prone to fits of un-provoked jealousy. The fifth is Moff, whose family is down on his behavior. Starting Friday afternoon, with preparations for clubbing, we follow the five from Ecstacy-induced fun through a booze-laden come-down early Saturday morning followed by the weekend's aftermath. It's breakthrough time for at least three of them. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for pervasive drug content and language, and for some strong sexuality | See all certifications »

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Budget:

£2,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,595 (USA) (5 May 2000)

Gross:

$104,257 (USA) (19 May 2000)
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There is another cut of film called Human Traffic Remixed. According to The Guardian there were rumors that Justin Kerrigan wasn't involved with edited version but the producer Allan Niblo was. There are also rumors that they had fallen out during the shoot. It is available on DVD in the UK See more »

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When the gang are in the pub and Jip realizes he fancies Lulu, he looks over and she lights her cigarette and has a puff. But then it switches to a wider shot and you can see Lulu lights her cigarette again. See more »

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TV interviewer: Why do you come to these nights?
Lulu: I'd like to answer that one if I may.
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great fun
15 September 1999 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

I recently watched this flick twice on a trip back from Ireland on Virgin Atlantic (a nine hour flight). It reminded me of a UK version of Cameron Crowe's "Singles" but a hell of a lot more fun. I loved the scene where the main character makes up a new national anthem (one he identifies with). This movie is worth watching for that scene alone. "Human Traffic" doesn't provide much insight into the human condition, but that's not what it's trying to do. It's just about a group of young people trying to figure out their lives at that point in time. It's definitely a great film if you want to watch characters who lead even more pointless lives than you. The place was different, but in my early twenties I saw some of my own traits (namely the pursuit of "fun" and women) in the male characters.


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