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Thomas in Love (2000)

Thomas est amoureux (original title)
Thomas is a young agoraphobic man; he's afraid of coming to any kind of contact with other people, so he lives totally isolated in his apartment. The story takes place in the near future ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Benoît Verhaert ...
Aylin Yay ...
Eva
Magali Pinglaut ...
Micheline Hardy ...
Nathalie (the Mother)
Frédéric Topart ...
Alexandre von Sivers ...
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Jacqueline Bollen ...
Madame Zoe
Dominique Baeyens ...
Vanessa
Imbal Yalon ...
Eléonore
Véronique Dumont ...
Louise
Yse Gerbaux ...
La fille de Louise
Abdelmalek Kadi ...
Docteur Sorensen
Colette Sodoyez ...
Miss Accroche-Coeur
Valérie Lemaître ...
La secrétaire du psy
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Thomas is a young agoraphobic man; he's afraid of coming to any kind of contact with other people, so he lives totally isolated in his apartment. The story takes place in the near future where everything can be done through computers, so Thomas hasn't left his apartment for eight straight years. However, although his life seems complete, he misses human contact, so his psychoanalyst consults him to meet a woman through some on-line service. Is it possible for Thomas to fall in love with a woman? And if so, is he going to get out of his apartment for that woman? Written by Chris Makrozahopoulos <makzax@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for strong sexuality and language | See all certifications »
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31 January 2001 (Belgium)  »

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$13,853 (USA) (3 August 2001)

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$39,278 (USA) (7 September 2001)
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Melodie: Thomas, I want you to go outside.
Thomas Thomas: I can't.
Melodie: I want to see you here, with me.
Thomas Thomas: I can't.
Melodie: I want to touch you.
Thomas Thomas: No.
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Well-done sci-fi short story
13 July 2004 | by (Morris County, New Jersey, USA) – See all my reviews

I'm surprised by the quantity of gushing reviews of Thomas in Love, which IFC is now showing on cable TV in the US.

This movie feels like a sci-fi short story developed into a short film by a student. The characters aren't very well-developed and the plot is small. The setting is foreign enough to be futuristic, but still familiar. The camera work is unusual and that's half of its charm. It's an exploration of an idea. A one-line plot pitch sums up the whole movie in its entirety. So many other films manage to create a spell in the time allotted to them, or create amazing characters with a wealth of subtleties. This movie doesn't manage that. It doesn't even attempt it. This is not to say it's a bad movie, just that it's not really all that noteworthy either.

While Thomas in Love is thoroughly enjoyable, fun, cute, and stylish in a gently cyberpunk way, it's not a stand-out.


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