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Wicker Park (2004)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Mystery, Romance  |  3 September 2004 (USA)
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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.



(film L'Appartement), (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Amy Sobol ...
Isabel Dos Santos ...
Chamber Maid
Joanna Noyes ...
Kerrilyn Keith ...
Female Customer
Theater Director
Stéfanie Buxton ...
Ticket Agent


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.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

3 September 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Obsessed  »

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Box Office


$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


At one point, Brendan Fraser was set to star and Joel Schumacher was set to direct. See more »


When Matthew is confronting Alex in the restaurant when he realizes she isn't Lisa, his fringe alternates from being parted to the side and over his forehead between shots. See more »


[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 Vertigo (1958) See more »


Ég Sleppi Thér Aldrei
Written and Performed by Jóhann Jóhannsson
Courtesy of Touch
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User Reviews

Agree -- better than expected!
26 December 2004 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

I hadn't heard of this film before seeing it, but I was pleasantly surprised. It was suspenseful, even "gripping", with a touching and romantic plot. Overall, a movie definitely worth renting.

The film begins a bit slowly but picks up very nicely about 30 minutes into it. There are a few twists and turns that will keep your attention. The acting was quite good, albeit with little-known actors except for Josh Hartnett of Blackhawk Down.

The best part of this film was the clever way the story all comes together towards the end, including the flashback style which was very well done.

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