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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 belief leads to obsession, as he puts his life on hold in order to trail her.

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Vlasta Vrana ...
Jeweller
Amy Sobol ...
Ellie
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Walter
Isabel Dos Santos ...
Chamber Maid
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Kerrilyn Keith ...
Female Customer
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Stéfanie Buxton ...
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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:

$6,819,393 (USA) (3 September 2004)

Gross:

$12,831,121 (USA) (24 September 2004)
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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

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 »

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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I Miss You Now
Written by Kelly Jones
Performed by Stereophonics
Courtesy of V2 Records, Inc.
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Agree -- better than expected!
26 December 2004 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

I hadn't heard of this film before seeing it, but I was pleasantly surprised. It was suspenseful, even "gripping", with a touching and romantic plot. Overall, a movie definitely worth renting.

The film begins a bit slowly but picks up very nicely about 30 minutes into it. There are a few twists and turns that will keep your attention. The acting was quite good, albeit with little-known actors except for Josh Hartnett of Blackhawk Down.

The best part of this film was the clever way the story all comes together towards the end, including the flashback style which was very well done.


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