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The Man from Elysian Fields (2001)

A failed novelist's inability to pay the bills strains relations with his wife and leads him to work at an escort service where he becomes entwined with a wealthy woman whose husband is a successful writer.

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Byron Tiller, happily married with a young child, is a writer whose last novel has ended up in the remainder bins. Down on his luck and struggling to make ends meet, he keeps bashing away, refusing to admit that perhaps he is not that good. One day, at wit's end and feeling sorry for himself, he meets someone who has actually read his book: a rather elegant looking Englishman who introduces himself as Luther Fox. Luther runs an escort agency Elysian Fields, which provides extremely wealthy women with attractive, intelligent dates. Desperate for any job- and Luther guarantees good pay and convinces him that it can be only temporary -Byron reluctantly agrees, keeping the whole thing hidden from his wife. He soon finds himself face-to-face with an extremely attractive woman, whose aging husband is a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist grappling with a novel that may be his last. Before long, Byron finds himself immersed in a world that he finds almost impossible to believe and even harder to... Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Wealth affords the ultimate extravagance. See more »

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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language and sexual content | See all certifications »

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28 November 2002 (Hong Kong)  »

Also Known As:

Confissões de um Sedutor  »

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$6,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$46,353 (USA) (27 September 2002)

Gross:

$1,431,625 (USA) (17 January 2003)
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Production was limited to 30 days because the financing ran out. See more »

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At the book signing near the end of the film, Byron signs the name "Georgette" in the book for the woman named Yasmine. The next woman in line reveals her name to be Georgette. See more »

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Tobias Alcott: Be careful of women who love you just the way you are - it's a sure sign they settle too easily.
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The end of the credits caries a dedication to Suzie: "For my darling Suzie". See more »

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Referenced in Making 'Blood Work' (2002) See more »

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Just Another
Composed by Pete Yorn
Performed by Pete Yorn
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Time well spent
3 April 2003 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"The Man From Elysian Fields" tells of a struggling writer (Garcia) who pens his soul into the pages of a novel in a last ditch bid for success. A solid three star romanticized drama with a beautiful cast, "...Elysian Fields" delivers its "deal with the devil" story with seductive style and an engrossing ebb and flow which will entrance those who can overlook the subtle contrivances required to make the puzzle pieces fit. Good stuff for all but the most cynical drama junkies. (B+)


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