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.
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.
After New York City receives a series of attacks from giant flying robots, a reporter teams up with a pilot in search of their origin, as well as the reason for the disappearances of famous scientists around the world.
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 don't understand why Alfie isn't doing well at the box office. I loved it, it's the best romantic comedy I've seen in a long time. It was sexy, funny and it made me cry. I can't wait for it to come out on DVD. I liked the fact that the ending wasn't predictable, it was actually bittersweet. Jude Law was really great in this film, very charismatic and he had a complex underlying vulnerability underneath it all. I wasn't a huge fan of his, but after this movie I definitely am. I should also mention that Omar Epps did a great job, probably his best performance, that I've seen. It's not your typical romantic comedy, not a chick flick, it has something for men and women alike. it's moving without being sappy. GO SEE IT!!!
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