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Wicker Park (2004)

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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Mary
Kerrilyn Keith ...
Female Customer
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Bartender
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Theater Director
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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Obsessed  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$12,831,121 (USA) (24 September 2004)
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Matthew Lillard (Luke) and Diane Kruger (Lisa), went on to star in the US television show "The Bridge" together nine years later. See more »

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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 »

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[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 Can't Feel My Hand Anymore, It's Alright, Sleep Still
Written by Gunnar Tynes, Kristin Valtysdottir, Oervar Smarason, Gyda Valtysdottir
Performed by Múm
Courtesy of Fat-Cat Records Ltd.
By Arrangement with Natural Energy Lab
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Wicker Park: Wicked Movie
21 January 2009 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I didn't have any expectations about this movie before it started. In the beginning it seemed like an ordinary movie to me, a little boring even. Just another love story. But then I got confused because of the scenes following each other like they were put in a random order. After about an hour and a half I regained my grip on the story. That was the moment I started liking the movie, because (I assumed) I understood and wanted it to end happily.

This movie reminded me of Hitchcock's "Vertigo", because of the confusing sequence of scenes. Also "He Loves Me... He Loves Me Not" popped into my head, when after the first hour and a half things were clarified by, paradoxically, putting scenes even more out of chronological order. The last movie I had to think of was "Vanilla Sky", with its similar confusion about two different girls.

In my opinion, the confusion and clarifying of the narrative makes this a surreal but satisfying movie. 8 out of 10.


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