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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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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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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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Trivia

The restaurant, where Matthew overhears Lisa talking on the telephone, is called "Bellucci". Monica Bellucci was the female lead in the French original The Apartment (1996), of which this film is a remake. See more »

Goofs

There is never a vent between a restroom and another room - especially not in restaurant. 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 Átto Gráa Aesku
Written and Performed by Jóhann Jóhannsson
Courtesy of Touch
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Awful Acting, Awful Directing, Awful Soundtrack. A Disastrous Remake of an Amazing Film.
10 September 2010 | by (Chicago, United States) – See all my reviews

Where can I being?!? When I first heard that this was Hollywood's remake of the French Film L'appartement I was thrilled and excited to see it. I was never a fan of any sort of Romantic Films, but the brilliance of L'appartement changed my mind. However, it's an unfair comparison since Vincent Cassel is one of the best International Actors who is capable of playing a vast rage of characters from a Russian Mobster in Eastern Promises, to a clueless Jewish Teenager in La Haine to an egomaniac complex criminal in L'ennemi Public Numero Un and finally a concerned lover in Irreversible. Monica Bellucci is possibly one of them few women who remain beautiful regardless of age, let alone having a great acting abilities.

First, the suspense. Wicker Park lacks the suspense and the ability to keep you involved in the story. Second, the acting. Horrible, emotionless and far from convincing. Third, symbolism. Wicker Park lacks the symbolism and the artistic moves that infused the original title L'appartement. However, I can hardly blame the director since the film is aimed at a far less sophisticated demographic "American Viewers" VS the original "French,Italian,Spanish and Francophone Audiences". Fourth, the soundtrack is mediocre at best. The original soundtrack is mind blowing. A very haunting and beautifully written classical music that compliments the suspense and unpredictability of the events.

In conclusion, don't waste your money on this Film. Instead get a copy of the Original Title L'appartement, buy some alcohol, invite your best friend or your girl/boyfriend and enjoy the original masterpiece.


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