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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?


Freddie Prinze Jr. was also considered for the role of Matt. See more »


When Matt is introduced to Alex at Bellucci's he takes off his jacket and in the next shot takes off his jacket again. 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 »


Ég Sleppi Thér Aldrei
Written and Performed by Jóhann Jóhannsson
Courtesy of Touch
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A stunning hit with a touch of originality.
3 September 2004 | by (Kelowna B.C.) – See all my reviews

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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