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.
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 »
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.
Samuel L. Jackson,
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
Matthew Lillard (Luke) and Diane Kruger (Lisa), went on to star in the US television show "The Bridge" together nine years later. See more »
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 »
[holding a diamond ring]
Magnificent, aren't they? "God's tears".
Yeah. It's beautiful. So are the others, I... I guess I just have to make the right decision.
In the end it's not your eye that must decide.
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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.
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