MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 25,114 this week

Charlotte Sometimes (2002)

R  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  11 March 2002 (USA)
6.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.0/10 from 1,000 users   Metascore: 72/100
Reviews: 53 user | 29 critic | 16 from Metacritic.com

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.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (story), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

IMDb Picks: August

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in August.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 101 titles
created 17 Jan 2012
 
a list of 345 titles
created 12 Jun 2014
 
a list of 53 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 420 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 35 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Charlotte Sometimes (2002)

Charlotte Sometimes (2002) on IMDb 6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Charlotte Sometimes.
3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Three washed-up actors must deliver the most convincing performances of their lives as part of a dangerous plot designed to finance their triumphant comeback.

Director: Sönke Wortmann
Stars: Tom Berenger, Rod Steiger, Burt Reynolds
Tre (2006)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Gabe and Kakela are happily engaged couple in the mountain of Calabasas, CA. Gabe works as a horse riding instructor and Kakela is a trying-to-be writer. They live in house complex with ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Byler
Stars: Daniel Cariaga, Kimberly-Rose Wolter, Erik McDowell
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A documentarian funds an N.Y.C. doorman's East Asian mail-order bride in exchange for the right to film the experience.

Directors: Huck Botko, Andrew Gurland
Stars: Adrian Martinez, Roland Uruci, Andrew Gurland
Choking Man (2006)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The social anxiety of a morbidly shy Ecuadorian dishwasher working in a Queens diner provides the psychological engine that powers this blend of drama and magical realism.

Director: Steve Barron
Stars: Octavio Gómez Berríos, Eugenia Yuan, Mandy Patinkin
White Mile (TV Movie 1994)
Drama | Sport | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

The longing to win a race convertes a simple wildwater rafting competition into war.

Director: Robert Butler
Stars: Alan Alda, Peter Gallagher, Robert Loggia
Trauma (1993)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A young man tries to help a teenage European girl whom escaped from a clinic hospital after witnessing the murder of her parents by a serial killer and they try to find the killer before the killer finds them.

Director: Dario Argento
Stars: Christopher Rydell, Asia Argento, Piper Laurie
Americanese (2006)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Long after their breakup, Chinese American Raymond Ding and Amerasian Aurora Crane struggle to let go. Torn apart by mismatched ideals, meddling friends, and the complexities of racial ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Byler
Stars: Chris Tashima, Allison Sie, Sab Shimono
Jasmine (2015)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A year after his wife's murder, once-successful Hong Kong businessman Leonard To (Jason Tobin) is still reeling from the tragedy. Having lost his job, friends, and all sense of order in his... See full summary »

Director: Dax Phelan
Stars: Jason Tobin, Byron Mann, Sarah Lian
Still Life (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Jennifer Phang
Stars: Jeanne Chinn, Peter James Smith
Present (2006)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Part metaphor, part pun, part cautionary tale, PRESENT depicts a futuristic and surreal cafe experience for a young couple. The film juxtaposes a sterile, calm dining area (welcome home is ... See full summary »

Director: Jacqueline Kim
Stars: Ali Ahn, Matthew Andrade, Kayvon Esmaili
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Horse thief Luk Ching-Yang (Sammo Hung) and his wife Liu Lu-Yian (Cheng Pei-Pei). After Luk was betrayed by his brother Kiu Hung (Tsui Goh), Lu-Yian left him. They reunite 20 years later, ... See full summary »

Director: Allen Hai-Han Lan
Stars: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Pei-pei Cheng, Siu-Wong Fan
Strangers VII (2012)
Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

A late-night contract murder, carried out with methodical ferocity, is followed by a kidnapping, and these violent but silently accomplished acts set the tone for an atmospheric neo-noir ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Aki
Stars: Michael Aki, Robert Burke, Eugene Costello
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Darcy / Charlotte
...
Lori
...
Michael (as Michael Idemoto)
...
Justin
Shizuko Hoshi ...
Aunt
...
Annie
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
Jason on TV
...
Nightclub Owner
Andrew J. Turner ...
Andrew
Edit

Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Sometimes the truth is in the lie.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content and some language

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

|

Country:

Language:

| |

Release Date:

11 March 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Duplex  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$80,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$83,500 (USA) (4 July 2003)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The book Darcy gave to Michael is The Oblivion Seekers by Isabelle Eberhardt and translated by Paul Bowles. See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Boylife In America
Written and Performed by Cody ChesnuTT
By Arrangement with Ready Set Go!
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
You know a film is great when you have no other to compare it to.
15 January 2003 | by (Honolulu, Hawaii) – See all my reviews

A subtle and complex experience. It runs as smooth as silk yet creates just enough tension to keep you on your seat. As in all great films, dialogue takes a back seat to the unspoken interaction amongst the characters who, without words, are able engage us and force us to see the universality of love, sex, betrayal and manipulation.

It is undoubtedly rare to see a western film with all Asian characters in major roles without being stereotypical or pushing an obvious socio-cultural theme. Uncommonly (and, personally, to my relief) race seems almost coincidental and, most importantly, apolitical. Yet, inevitably, because of this rarity, we can't but be intrigued as we watch these people behave as all Americans do, yet with a grace and refinement so unique to Asian culture. It leads us to explore and to question whether or not this cultural element actually affects the way these characters relate and live their lives and if the story would otherwise have taken a different course altogether. Food for thought.

"Charlotte" is remarkably powerful and engaging in its simplicity. Just beautiful to watch. Bravo.


5 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Interpretation of what happened? fac21
Better than expected... squintkid
song regarding song sikgma
Filmed in my old house in LA french7suzi
Discuss Charlotte Sometimes (2002) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?