In late 1950s New York, Tom Ripley, a young underachiever, is sent to Italy to retrieve a rich and spoiled millionaire playboy, named Dickie Greenleaf. But when the errand fails, Ripley takes extreme measures.
Henry James' classic tale of terror The Turn of the Screw receives yet another screen adaptation in this thriller shot in Spain. A young woman (Sadie Frost) is hired to serve as a governess... See full summary »
The film opens with the cast gathering after the funeral of Jude to see a film he had been working on for two years. It turns out that the film is secret videos of all those gathered ... See full summary »
Set in the near future when artificial organs can be bought on credit, it revolves around a man who struggles to make the payments on a heart he has purchased. He must therefore go on the run before said ticker is repossessed.
In Manhattan, the British limousine driver Alfie is surrounded by beautiful women, most of them clients, and he lives as a Don Juan, having one night stands with all of them and without any sort of commitment. His girl-friend and single-mother Julie is quite upset with the situation and his best friends are his colleague Marlon and his girl-friend Lonette. Alfie has a brief affair with Lonette, and the consequences of his act forces Alfie to reflect and wonder about his life style. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Jude Law stars as the lothario Alfie in the remake of the classic swaggering film which Michael Caine received a Best Actor nomination back in 1966. However, many critic pundits questioned Jude Law starring as Alfie on the remake of the classic film. They asked such questions as: Is it unlawful for Jude to try to duplicate the mastery of Caine? Is it unlawful for Jude to appear in yet another film in 2004? (Law appeared in 6 films in 2004) and Is it unlawful to cast who People Magazine selected as the sexiest man on earth as the womanizing British cad in New York? Hey, Jude! In my opinion, you have committed no unlawful cinematic crime. Your performance as Alfie was as vigorous and suave as they come! "The talking to the audience" bit as he plans out his next female conquest or dumpation was marvel cinematic magic. The hell with Superman or Batman, "Alfie" is a true marvel comic superhero. The women of "Alfie" were the tasty dishes of Fettuccini "Alfieredo". Nia Long, Marisa Tomei, Jane Krakowski, Sienna Miller, and the ageless Susan Sarandon were quite appetizing with their performances. Director Charles Shyer did the "shyer" thing by casting Law as Alfie. Writer Bill Naughton's naughty script was "Alfieboloso"; as whimsical as they come! So get struck by Alfie! Watch it today! It is one of the most entertaining films I have ever seen! ***** Excellent
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