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Wicker Park (2004)

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A young Chicago advertising executive believes a woman he sees in a café is his long-lost love. His conviction leads to obsession, as he puts his life on hold to trail her.

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Jeweller
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Matthew, a young advertising executive in Chicago, puts his life and a business trip to China on hold when he thinks he sees Lisa, the love of his life who walked out on him without a word two years earlier, walking out of a restaurant one day. With a little help from his friend Luke, Matthew obsessively and relentlessly tracks Lisa down and while doing so, runs into another young woman calling herself Lisa whom, unknown to Matthew, is an actress named Alex and may hold the key to Lisa's disappearance, and discovery. Written by M.P.

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Passion never dies.


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Rated PG-13 for sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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3 September 2004 (USA)  »

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Obsessed  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

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$36,581 (South Africa) (20 May 2005)

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$111,995 (South Africa) (27 May 2005)
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Freddie Prinze Jr. was also considered for the role of Matt. See more »

Goofs

On the card that Luke gave Matthew, the number for Dragon Lady Shoes was 555 0123. However, when Lisa calls (and Matthew's in the shower) you can see the number on the painted windows of the shop, and it clearly states the number 555 0142 (or 555 0145). This is not the same as the card number. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jeweller: [holding a diamond ring] Magnificent, aren't they? "God's tears".
Matthew: Yeah. It's beautiful. So are the others, I... I guess I just have to make the right decision.
Jeweller: In the end it's not your eye that must decide.
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References Withnail & I (1987) See more »

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Ég Sleppi Thér Aldrei
Written and Performed by Jóhann Jóhannsson
Courtesy of Touch
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A poor adaptation
29 April 2006 | by See all my reviews

If you haven't seen the original french film that was the basis for this movie then please, please, watch that one instead. I wonder what Gilles Mimouni thought of this remake of his 1996 french film, L'Appartement, which starred Monica Belucci and Vincent Cassel. Wicker Park pales in comparison to the original. For some reason, the plot seemed more acceptable in a Paris setting than a Chicago one. And it seemed more believable and intriguing too thanks to the wonderful acting of Belucci and Cassel.Unfortunately, Josh Hartnett and Diane Kruger, or even Rose Byrne were no match for their French counterparts. Those who have given this film a rating over 5 most likely have not seen the original. So please see L'Appartement instead.


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