MOVIEmeter
Top 5000
Up 94 this week

Wicker Park (2004)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Mystery, Romance  |  3 September 2004 (USA)
7.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.0/10 from 41,935 users   Metascore: 40/100
Reviews: 291 user | 97 critic | 34 from Metacritic.com

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

Director:

Writers:

(film L'Appartement), (screenplay)
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

IMDb Picks: June

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in June, brought to you by Swiffer.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 44 titles
created 23 Feb 2011
 
a list of 44 titles
created 06 Apr 2013
 
a list of 34 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 48 titles
created 4 months ago
 
a list of 39 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Wicker Park" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Wicker Park (2004)

Wicker Park (2004) on IMDb 7/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Wicker Park.
1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A love story between two savants with Asperger's syndrome, a kind of autism, whose conditions sabotage their budding relationship.

Director: Petter Næss
Stars: Josh Hartnett, Radha Mitchell, Gary Cole
The Apartment (1996)
Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Max is on his way to Tokyo. He lives in Paris and likes to flirt but has decided to get married. By chance, he seems to have seen Lisa, his greatest love, in a cafe. Max forgets everything,... See full summary »

Director: Gilles Mimouni
Stars: Romane Bohringer, Vincent Cassel, Jean-Philippe Écoffey
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

After a brutal break-up, a young man vows to stay celibate during the forty days of Lent, but finds the girl of his dreams and is unable to do anything about it.

Director: Michael Lehmann
Stars: Josh Hartnett, Shannyn Sossamon, Paulo Costanzo
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A case of mistaken identity lands Slevin into the middle of a war being plotted by two of the city's most rival crime bosses: The Rabbi and The Boss. Slevin is under constant surveillance by relentless Detective Brikowski as well as the infamous assassin Goodkat and finds himself having to hatch his own ingenious plot to get them before they get him.

Director: Paul McGuigan
Stars: Josh Hartnett, Ben Kingsley, Morgan Freeman
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Former high school classmates reunite by chance during a chaotic party-filled evening.

Director: Brady Kiernan
Stars: Sam Rosen, Zoe Lister Jones, Michael Imperioli
August (2008)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

August centers on two brothers fighting to keep their start-up company afloat on Wall Street during August 2001, a month before the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Director: Austin Chick
Stars: Josh Hartnett, Naomie Harris, Adam Scott
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Chronicles the rise and fall of a prominent, and particularly ruthless English gangster.

Director: Paul McGuigan
Stars: Malcolm McDowell, David Thewlis, Paul Bettany
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Up-and-coming sports reporter rescues a homeless man ("Champ") only to discover that he is, in fact, a boxing legend believed to have passed away. What begins as an opportunity to resurrect Champ's story and escape the shadow of his father's success becomes a personal journey as the ambitious reporter reexamines his own life and his relationship with his family.

Director: Rod Lurie
Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Josh Hartnett, Kathryn Morris
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Two policemen see their personal and professional lives fall apart in the wake of the "Black Dahlia" murder investigation.

Director: Brian De Palma
Stars: Josh Hartnett, Aaron Eckhart, Scarlett Johansson
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A sharp-witted comedy that follows a group of apparent strangers in interlocking stories taking place in ten different bars during the course of one evening throughout Los Angeles.

Director: Sebastian Gutierrez
Stars: Gil Bellows, Xander Berkeley, Alexis Bledel
Blow Dry (2001)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

The annual British Hairdressing Championship comes to Keighley, a town where Phil and son Brian run a barbershop and Phil's ex-wife Shelly and her lover Sandra run a beauty salon. Phil and ... See full summary »

Director: Paddy Breathnach
Stars: Alan Rickman, Natasha Richardson, Rachel Griffiths
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Ex-Los Angeles cop turned private eye travels to Hong Kong in search of the missing son of a billionaire.

Director: Tran Anh Hung
Stars: Josh Hartnett, Tran Nu Yên-Khê, Byung-hun Lee
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
Rebecca
...
Jeweller
Amy Sobol ...
Ellie
...
Walter
Isabel Dos Santos ...
Chamber Maid
Joanna Noyes ...
Mary
Kerrilyn Keith ...
Female Customer
...
Bartender
...
Theater Director
Stéfanie Buxton ...
Ticket Agent
Edit

Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Passion never dies.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

3 September 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Obsessed  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,819,393 (USA) (3 September 2004)

Gross:

$111,995 (South Africa) (27 May 2005)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

| |

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Matthew Lillard (Luke) and Diane Kruger (Lisa), went on to star in the US television show "The Bridge" together nine years later. See more »

Goofs

Early in the movie, Matt overhears Lisa yelling at Daniel through the vent in the bathroom. But later, in Alex's flashback scene, we learn that the only reason Lisa was on the phone was because Alex had called her as a distraction. We hear that conversation in it's entirety but the flashback ends before Lisa leaves. After she talks with Alex, Lisa calls Daniel and cuts off their relationship. It's her conversation with Daniel that Matt overhears. 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.
See more »

Connections

Remake of The Apartment (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Good to Me
Written by Brendan Benson, Jason Falkner
Performed by The White Stripes
Courtesy of V2 Records, Inc./Third Man Records, Inc./XL Recordings
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
A stunning hit with a touch of originality.
3 September 2004 | by (Kelowna B.C.) – See all my reviews

This film was one of the best formulated sleeper hits of this year. Finding a happy medium, "Wicker Park" finds a balance between gut wrenching suspense and tension/awkwardness, and one of the most twisted love triangles to hit the silver screen. "Wicker Park" is a love story that elaborates on the crazy insane things we would do for that little taste of heaven on earth...to love, and be loved in return.

First, the performances. Josh Hartnett and Rose Byrne. Rose Byrne made this movie what it was. Her obvious...borderline obsessive love for Josh Hartnett, was for once, believable in a film. From start to finish she evolved, created nuances, changed from loving sweetheart to vedictive backstabber and SOLD ME ON HER CHARACTER EVERY SECOND she was on screen. I hope i get to see more of her soon.

The creative team. While the script was fantastic, it wasn't the story that was so original. It was the pacing, it was the tension, the emotion brought forth at the times it was brought forth that really made you sure that you were in safe hands investing your time in his script. The Director, while not jumping to any new territory, he embraces his previous works (Gangster No. 1 in particular), and establishes a style that really grows on you throughout the film. This together with the lighting, set decorating, cinematography, there isn't enough i can say about this film. There was one thing that bothered me, but anyone who watches the film will know what it is.

9/10


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

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Could not have worked using linear timeline qpw3141
did anyone else cry in this movie? justu16
Matt is not a victim..is there even a victim in this film? tsuki570
Why didn't they just exchange cell phone numbers? hextic909
I could have improved the film with one single detail change themax-2
Luke lmmsj
Discuss Wicker Park (2004) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?