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The Man from Elysian Fields (2001)

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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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writer | novel | novelist | escort | book | See All (111) »

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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  »

Box Office

Budget:

$6,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$1,431,625 (USA) (17 January 2003)
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Trivia

The credit card that Luther Fox uses to pay for taking Jennifer Adler out was George Hickenlooper's own debit card. You can read his name on screen (he has since cancelled the card). See more »

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When Byron and Andrea first appear in bed together, Andrea's lingerie shoulder strap is alternately under her left arm/on her shoulder between shots. See more »

Quotes

Dena Tiller: What makes a man do what you do?
Nigel Halsey: I think of our mission as a way of giving joy to others, my darling.
Dena Tiller: Actually, I, um, I really need to know the truth.
Nigel Halsey: Well, its simple. Fucking is the last resort for a man who feals impotent.
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Referenced in Hollywood Mouth (2008) See more »

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Man From Elysian Fields End Credits
Written by Anthony Marinelli & Bill Kanengiser
Performed by Mala Ganguly & Bill Kanengiser
Produced by Anthony Marinelli
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when i first watched this movie
1 March 2004 | by (Israel) – See all my reviews

I wasn't sure if I liked it, it had it's moment some parts made me sad; some even made me laugh and some made me blush but after making my self watch it again I realized that sometimes we the viewers tend to judge movies so fast.

The acting is wonderful for most of the cast; I was very much touched by Mick Jagger and Michael Des Barres characters and very surprised by Jaggers acting skills.

Even though I am a huge Julianna Margulies fan I found that her acting wasn't at it's finest and I mostly blame it to the way her character was written, however Julianna acting talent does shows here and she manage at some scenes to over come the bad writing of her character and give us a fine performance.

Out of everything I loved the all story line of a man who is trying to keep his and his family head above the water and when his near drowning decided to make an unusual decision one, which most of us would never do and by that risking everything and anyone he knows and love.

This movie is certainly a great piece, it was under recognized which reminded me in a lot of ways George Clooney Solaris and Confession of a dangerous mind both came out in 2003 and were also under recognized. Even though people may see this movie as a piece of crap, I feel that they will be missing on a great movie one which actually makes us think and wander if we were to ever be in that position would we do the same thing or just let our self's drown, in either way the risk of losing everything we know and love is high.

So to all the people who hated it, wait six months watch it again and then make up your mind about it. Cause this is a great movie to miss.

over all i give an 8&1/5 out of 10


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