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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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Rebecca
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Jeweller
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Ellie
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Walter
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Chamber Maid
Joanna Noyes ...
Mary
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Female Customer
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Theater Director
Stéfanie Buxton ...
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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.

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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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Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$111,995 (South Africa) (27 May 2005)
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Josh Hartnett signed on after Paul Walker was forced to drop out due to complications with the filming of 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003). 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.
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Remake of The Apartment (1996) See more »

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Strange & Beautiful (I'll Put a Spell on You)
Written by Matthew Hales, Kim Oliver
Performed by Matt Hales
Courtesy of B-Unique Records Ltd.
By Arrangement with Natural Energy Lab
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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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