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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.



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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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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


This is the second movie in 2004 to feature both Diane Kruger and Rose Byrne in central female roles. The other movie was Troy, released 4 months earlier. See more »


When Luke says to Alex, "Are we still going out tomorrow?" it is dubbed from, "Are we still going out tonight?" as his lips are mouthing the latter. 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 Withnail & I (1987) See more »


I Miss You Now
Written by Kelly Jones
Performed by Stereophonics
Courtesy of V2 Records, Inc.
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User Reviews

good movie, overall - totally unexpected
26 July 2004 | by (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) – See all my reviews

well went to see this movie at it's screen test, where at the end, we had to answer some survey questions about the movie. before going in to see the movie, i thought it would be just another romantic movie but i was soo wrong...

the pace of the movie was just right...with flashbacks and character intro and perspectives on certain situation during the movie was quite interesting to see, plus how the story unravel very much satisfied me as it was totally unexpected...just amazing, plus the camera works/effects just so cool to watch...

i must say this is not your usual love story and it sure will appeal to all movie-lovers and it's just amazing!

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