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Thomas est amoureux (2000)

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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Madame Zoe
Dominique Baeyens ...
Vanessa
Imbal Yalon ...
Eléonore
Véronique Dumont ...
Louise
Yse Gerbaux ...
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Abdelmalek Kadi ...
Docteur Sorensen
Colette Sodoyez ...
Miss Accroche-Coeur
Valérie Lemaître ...
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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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Thomas in Love  »

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Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$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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Clever Futuristic Computer Romance... A Must See!
12 September 2004 | by (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) – See all my reviews

THOMAS IN LOVE (3+ outta 5 stars)

A severe agoraphobe (afraid of open spaces) spends his whole life shut up in his apartment, experiencing only what he can via his computer screen. Since this takes place in the near future, he can actually see and do quite a bit. (The only problem, same as nowadays, is getting a repair technician to actually make a housecall... but since Thomas *never* leaves his home anyway, this doesn't prove to be too much of a difficulty.) His therapist thinks Thomas could benefit by more human contact so he enrolls Thomas in a dating agency and a medical prostitution service. Thomas is intrigued by a woman he meets in each place... but will either of them be able to get him to leave his apartment and have a real relationship... or will they be stuck in those embarrassing, clunky cybersex suits forever? This very interesting movie takes place entirely from the point of view of Thomas. The audience can only see what Thomas sees on his computer screen. We can hear his voice but we never see his face. The movie is carried by the performances of the people he encounters in his daily routine... everyone is completely believable. In another ten years' time this film will probably seem like a documentary.


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