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This Is Not a Film (2003)

TV-PG  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  20 February 2003 (USA)
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New Yorker Michael Connor attempts to find the woman who left him by making a film about her, hoping that someone (maybe you?) will recognize his ex and convince her to get back together ... See full summary »

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Michael Connor
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Nadia / Grace / Patty
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George Connor
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The Puzzler
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Callie
Nancy Broccolo
Jacqueline Bowman ...
Claire
Mari Biochler
David De Angelis ...
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Shannon Gold
Danny Kon
Nick Lindsay
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New Yorker Michael Connor attempts to find the woman who left him by making a film about her, hoping that someone (maybe you?) will recognize his ex and convince her to get back together with him. To help the viewer understand who he is and why his girlfriend left, Michael opts to re-enact his failed relationship for the camera. He hires an actress to portray his ex-girlfriend, and during the process of filming she quickly and mercilessly points out all of his mistakes, blunders and inadequacies as a boyfriend. "This Is Not a Film" is a romantic comedy about making mistakes and recognizing them in the most painful way possible--by making them over and over again. Written by Julia Wall, producer

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There are several references to the Belgian surrealist painter René Magritte. Magritte is the answer to one of Michael Connor's crossword puzzles, given by The Puzzler. The title of the film parallels the phrase "This is not a pipe" ("Ceci n'est pas une pipe") used in conjuncture with the image of a pipe in several Magritte paintings, namely The Treachery of Images (La trahison des images, 1928-29), The Tune and Also the Words (1964),and Les Deux Mystères (1966). See more »

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Michael Connor: Well, THAT sucked. Me sitting there on the couch? I know, that sucked. But please, hear me out.
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Excellent movie - needs a sequel!
24 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I don't want to spoil the movie for anyone, but, this mimics life's reality in so many ways, and, if you are really honest with yourself, you will resonate with it in agreement in at least a few of the scenes.

The acting is not only believable, but convincing in a way that endears one to the characters. Moreover, it's funny, without trying too hard at it.

And, yes, I truly believe a sequel is warranted, here. See the movie, you'll understand why.

Highly recommended, especially if you like movies that have a real message.


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