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Joel Hopkins (screenplay)
Joel Hopkins (short story "Jorge")
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Release Date:
9 November 2001 (UK) See more »
A young Nigerian man on the verge of being in an arranged marriage, suddenly questions his situation after an encounter with a stunning Latin woman, who is also about to be married. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
3 wins & 6 nominations See more »
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A thoroughly nice film – but I'm not 100% sure that's a good thing See more (29 total) »


  (in credits order)

Tunde Adebimpe ... George Abiola

Raul A. Reyes ... Co-worker
Alan Gryfe ... Teacher

Amy Sedaris ... Other Student in Class
Arthur Anderson ... Jeweler
Leisa Heintzelman ... Airport Official

Isiah Whitlock Jr. ... George's Uncle

Natalia Verbeke ... Alicia

Hippolyte Girardot ... Gerard
Murielle Arden ... Claudette Chadoutard

James Wilby ... Nathan

Kaili Vernoff ... Heather Leather
William Barry ... Compere
Carole Bayeux ... PVC Girl
Gene Ruffini ... Great Uncle
Patricia Mauceri ... Consuelo

Cherie Daly ... Maria
Abiola Abrams ... Sophie Ochenado (as Abiola Wendy Abrams)
Deen Badarou ... Priest
Anthony Genco ... Boy at Falls
Charles Temo ... Border Guard
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Galvin ... Lead Singer -Shards of Glass - The Painkillers
Rashad Hawkins ... Alicia's Other Boyfriend
Tahnesha Hawkins ... Airport lady w stroller
Alia Raza ... Partygoer (uncredited)

Directed by
Joel Hopkins 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Joel Hopkins  screenplay
Joel Hopkins  short story "Jorge"
Iain Tibbles  additional writer

Produced by
Howard Gertler .... associate producer
Gill Holland .... associate producer
Jake Myers .... co-producer
Tim Perell .... executive producer
Nicola Usborne .... producer
Paul Webster .... executive producer
Original Music by
John Kimbrough 
Cinematography by
Patrick Cady 
Film Editing by
Susan Littenberg 
Casting by
Ali Farrell 
Production Design by
John Paino 
Art Direction by
Gonzalo Cordoba 
Set Decoration by
Brenna Griffin 
Costume Design by
Sarah J. Holden 
Makeup Department
Kerrie R. Plant .... key hair stylist
Kerrie R. Plant .... key makeup artist
Alessandra Sanitate .... hair stylist
Alessandra Sanitate .... makeup artist
Production Management
Elinor Day .... executive in charge of production
Robin Gutch .... executive in charge of production
Danielle Shelov .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kenneth Findley .... assistant director
Michel Geldzweig .... second assistant director
Jeff Huston .... first assistant director
Jimmy Price .... second unit director
Art Department
Kenan Erdogan .... property master
A.J. Fries .... scenic artist
Jose Pavon .... assistant property master
Sound Department
Benjamin Cheah .... supervising sound editor
Marko A. Costanzo .... foley artist
Jesse Ehredt .... sound recordist
Judy Karp .... production sound mixer
Thomas Kodros .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
George A. Lara .... foley mixer
Skip Lievsay .... sound re-recording mixer
Jaime Reyes .... boom operator
Paul Urmson .... sound re-recording mixer
Paul Urmson .... supervising sound editor
Lila Yomtoob .... apprentice sound editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Eric Boncher .... best boy electric
Nathan Brown .... electrician
Nathaniel R. Brown .... swing grip (as Nathan Brown)
Liz Campbell .... camera loader
Greg Faysash .... second assistant camera (as Gregg Faysash)
Camille Freer .... first assistant camera
Heidi Grunwald .... best boy grip
Jon Hokanson .... additional gaffer
Steven Kessler .... still photographer
Sam Kretschmer .... key grip
Sophie Molins .... still photographer
Dominic Nardini .... grip
Vincent Passeri .... additional gaffer
Kate Phelan .... director of photography: second unit
Kate Phelan .... gaffer
Adam Silver .... third electrician
Melissa Soltis .... additional second assistant camera
Tim Spellman .... best boy grip
Craig Striano .... best boy grip
Ron Travisano .... additional assistant camera
Hector Vasquez .... third electrician
Matthew Witgenstein .... third grip
Casting Department
Sarah Allentuch .... casting associate
Françoise Combadière .... additional casting: France (as Françoise Combadière Stern)
Rashad Hawkins .... casting
Nadira Seecoomar .... casting: uk
Madira Seecoomer .... casting: UK (as Nadira Seecoomar)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lorraine Coppin .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Fred Heid .... color timer
Renata Karr .... first assistant editor
Robert Leaton .... colorist
Tim Raycroft .... assistant editor
Patricia Sztaba .... negative cutter
Stan Sztaba .... negative cutter
Joe Violante .... color coordinator
Paul Zucker .... assistant editor
Transportation Department
Richard Curry .... transportation captain
Other crew
Lisa Arnone .... script supervisor
Dale Cameron .... script supervisor
Amy Comstock .... additional production accountant
Ian Edelman .... additional production assistant
Jason Grey .... additional production assistant
Rashad Hawkins .... production coordinator
Rico Huang .... location intern
Gina Jarrin .... unit publicist
Tracey Josephs .... physical production
Jimmy Kim .... additional production assistant
Jennifer Latham .... additional production accountant
Melissa Lintinger .... post-production accountant
Kim Maley .... title designer
Jeff Murry .... assistant production coordinator
Kip Myers .... location assistant
Kenyon Noble .... key production assistant
Cathy Novembre .... set production assistant
Eric Oden .... production accountant
Seth Pilipski .... key production assistant
Jimmy Price .... location manager
Jennifer Quesenbery .... location scout
Danielle Retzlaff .... set intern
Kimberly Shea .... production coordinator
Markham Sindeband .... additional production assistant
Amanda Street .... international sales: FilmFour
Spring Sutter .... post-production accountant
Justin Thomson-Glover .... business affairs
Hughroy Williams .... additional production assistant
Alfonso Cuarón .... special thanks
Polly Leach .... thanks
Chris Santucci .... special thanks
Alexandra Stone .... thanks
Emily Ziff .... special thanks

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Also Known As:
"Life: A User's Manual" - USA
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Rated PG for thematic material, mild sensuality and language
97 min
Color (Technicolor)
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Remake of Jorge (1998)See more »
Alia Horpipe from Handel's Water MusicSee more »


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12 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
A thoroughly nice film – but I'm not 100% sure that's a good thing, 1 September 2003
Author: bob the moo from United Kingdom

George is a young Nigerian American who is due to get married to Sophie, who is coming from Nigeria. George is one day late to pick her up from the airport and she has gone ahead to Niagara Falls for their wedding. George bumps into Gerard, who is on the point of suicide from unreturned love, and the pair travel up to Niagara Falls. On the way George meets Alicia, herself in a relationship and he begins to fall for her.

Extended from a short I haven't yet seen (Jorge) this film attracted me as it was part of a season of `indie' films and shorts being shown on channel 4. From the opening scenes it was apparent that this film had a nicely comic tone to it that was amusing. The plot is also `nice', a romance without ever getting too heavy or too sickly sweet. The comic feel running through the film keeps it amusing even when nothing much happens.

The film's weakness is that it is clearly made by a director of shorts. The feel of the film is like that of many short films – development is not the key and it assumes we sort of know the characters well enough after only a few minutes. Similarly the film feels very episodic – the scenes don't flow into each other but feel more like they are very distinct and separate events. However that said the film is still entertaining but it didn't give me more as the film went on – rather just more of the same. I enjoyed the film but it's hard to praise it simply because it doesn't excel itself in any one area but drifts along amiably enough.

Part of the reason I enjoyed the film was a great lead by Adebimpe, who fits the role like a glove! He is suitably uptight and is very good as George. Verbeke's Alicia is not as good but is `nice'. Girardot is great fun and really gives the film some energy.

Overall I enjoyed this film and many others will as long as you're in the mood for something slight. If you expect something more substantial then you may be disappointed as this really is a film with all the qualities of a short – in some cases this is good and in others it is a weakness. Generally the film was `nice', I neither loved nor hated it but did enjoy it – I just can't find a better way of putting it as I did think it was remarkably middle of the road in many regards.

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