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Charlotte Sometimes (2002)

Michael, a young mechanic, is forced to choose between a daring tryst with an alluring stranger and the habitual comfort of his bittersweet obsession: his beautiful young tenant.

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Darcy / Charlotte
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Lori
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Michael (as Michael Idemoto)
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Justin
Shizuko Hoshi ...
Aunt
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Jason on TV
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Michael, a young mechanic, is forced to choose between a daring tryst with an alluring stranger and the habitual comfort of his bittersweet obsession: his beautiful young tenant.

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Sometimes the truth is in the lie.

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Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content and some language

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Duplex  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$80,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,284 (USA) (2 May 2003)

Gross:

$83,500 (USA) (4 July 2003)
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Trivia

In the scene where Michael flings the garbage bag into the garbage can on the street from a distance, there were three takes and Michael Aki successfully hit the target all three times. See more »

Connections

Featured in The 2003 IFP Independent Spirit Awards (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Deep in the Heart
Performed by 7 Year Bitch
Lyrics by Selene H. Vigil (as Selene Vigil)
Music by Elizabeth F. Davis (as Elizabeth Davis)
Courtesy of ATLANTIC RECORDS, and Elizabeth Davis, Selene Vigil and Valerie Agnew
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Excellent Movie
27 February 2004 | by (Las Vegas, NV) – See all my reviews

Not for those with short attention spans, this movie builds its characters slowly and methodically, with attention to telling visual detail and realistic dialog. Nevertheless, it's a very sexy movie, though not in a lurid sense. Even its most melodramatic elements are so well-grounded that nothing comes off gimmicky or cheap, and its shot-on-video photography is utilized intelligently and intuitively, with a surprisingly broad pallet of colors and textures. With such an overall understated tone, it's easy, on first viewing, to not notice the movie's technical suppleness. Forget the ethnic makeup of its cast, or its low-budget market niche. This is a masterpiece of character study and adept film-making.


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