A young man is plunged into a life of subterfuge, deceit and mistaken identity in pursuit of a femme fatale whose heart is never quite within his grasp. Remake of François Truffaut's 1969 film 'Mississippi Mermaid'
A grief-stricken mother takes on the LAPD to her own detriment when it stubbornly tries to pass off an obvious impostor as her missing child, while also refusing to give up hope that she will find him one day.
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
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 Matt tells Luke he has to go to a funeral, his mouth doesn't match what he's saying. See more »
[holding a diamond ring]
Magnificent, aren't they? "God's tears".
Yeah. It's beautiful. So are the others, I... I guess I just have to make the right decision.
In the end it's not your eye that must decide.
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If you haven't seen the original french film that was the basis for this movie then please, please, watch that one instead. I wonder what Gilles Mimouni thought of this remake of his 1996 french film, L'Appartement, which starred Monica Belucci and Vincent Cassel. Wicker Park pales in comparison to the original. For some reason, the plot seemed more acceptable in a Paris setting than a Chicago one. And it seemed more believable and intriguing too thanks to the wonderful acting of Belucci and Cassel.Unfortunately, Josh Hartnett and Diane Kruger, or even Rose Byrne were no match for their French counterparts. Those who have given this film a rating over 5 most likely have not seen the original. So please see L'Appartement instead.
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