Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1980.
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
I'm totally and undoubtedly in love with Jude Law. Or is it Alfie? I truly can't tell them apart. Jude Law is an excellent actor, I've always thought so. And the way he captures me from the very first frame in this movie, is something that for me is very rare in times of shallow and soulless film-making. I want to be amazed! And I was, over and over again. Alfie suited Law perfectly, and the way he acts assures me of his passion for his job. Every line is perfection, every look, every move, down to the smallest wink. The story makes me laugh, cry, curse in foreign languages, and smile of recognition. Everyone needs to see this movie, male, female, young, old, single, married. It really get's you thinking about relationships and what role we play in this game of love. How do we appreciate what we have, and how do we let go of what we have no longer? To move on and try to overcome the guilt, the betrayals, let-downs and broken hearts. Dig deep inside and find those feelings you didn't think you had, until you realize they were just hiding in the shadows waiting for you to make a move. To seize opportunities and knowing when to hold on. To find true love... isn't that what it's all about, Alfie?
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