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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?


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 »


When Alex serves Matthew coffee in the champagne glasses, she adds a cube of sugar but only stirs it for a second and the still-solid sugar cube is visible at the bottom of the glass while Matthew is drinking the coffee. 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 »


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its what you think but its not what u think
4 September 2004 | by (Cairo, NY) – See all my reviews

This movie was one of the most unique films i have seen in quite awhile. I really liked the way it was portrayed. It was a very good storyline, from the previews it almost seemed confusing but it wasn't confusing at all.

The scenery was excellent. It was a top notch performance on everyones part. It kept you guessing until you didn't know what to think. It was a thriller, yet had a comedic spark here and there with a twist of romance and a dazzle of drama. It was by far one of the movies that stick out this year that i've seen. Josh Hartnett played his role so well, and the 2 females i wasn't really familiar with their work but they did a fantastic job as well as Mathew Lillard.

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