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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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Credited cast:
Darcy / Charlotte
Michael (as Michael Idemoto)
Shizuko Hoshi ...
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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.


Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content and some language

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11 March 2002 (USA)  »

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$80,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Did You Know?


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


Featured in The Slanted Screen (2006) See more »


Written and Performed by Bjorn Schaller
Guitar Performed by Freddie Koella
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Hit the mark
7 October 2003 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

Charlotte SOmetimes really hit the mark in terms of defining the relationship dynamics of this generation with honesty and realism. I was very impressed with the maturity and depth the cast and director brought into this film. It seems to me that with the sparse dialogue and emphasis on body langauge and position and cast and director really had to give a personal performance drawing from experience and so on. I loved the simple sets and uncomplicated camera work because it reminded me a lot of the recent Taiwanese movies I liked. There have been comparisons to In The Mood For Love, but I think the most apt comparison is to the New Wave Taiwanese auteurs and especially Tsai Ming-Liang. Just that and a personal resonance made me love this film. I don'tknow if being Asian has to do with anything, but I definately will recommend this to my crew.

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