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London -- London follows a group of hip, wealthy twentysomethings who share a love of cocaine and partying in this twisted and obsessive love story about Syd (Chris Evans) and his former girlfriend London (Jessica Biel). When Syd finds out about a going away party for London that he was not invited to, he crashes the party with his new acquaintance Bateman (Jason Statham) to confront his former lover one...
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London -- London is a drug laden adventure that centers on a party in a New York loft where a young man is trying to win back his ex-girlfriend.
London -- London is a drug laden adventure that centers on a party in a New York loft where a young man is trying to win back his ex-girlfriend.


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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Chris Evans ... Syd

Jessica Biel ... London

Joy Bryant ... Mallory

Jason Statham ... Bateman

Kelli Garner ... Maya

Isla Fisher ... Rebecca

Louis C.K. ... Therapist

Jeff Wolfe ... Jay

Dane Cook ... George

Lina Esco ... Kelly

Paula Patton ... Alex

Kat Dennings ... Lilly

Juliette Marquis ... Michelle

Sophie Monk ... Lauren
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Nicole Andrews ... Nurse Stacey (uncredited)

Ned Bellamy ... Luke (uncredited)

Ingrid Coree ... Anger Management Patient (uncredited)

Matt Felker ... Nipple Man (uncredited)

Casey LaBow ... Dominatrix (uncredited)
William Lefkowitz ... Time Travelling Cyborg Monkey (uncredited)

Antonio Munoz ... Killer in a Dream (uncredited)

Dina Rosenmeier ... Anger Management Patient (uncredited)

Directed by
Hunter Richards 
Writing credits
Hunter Richards (written by)

Produced by
Benedict Carver .... executive producer
Paul Davis-Miller .... producer
David Hillary .... executive producer
D. Scott Lumpkin .... co-producer (as Scott Lumpkin)
Timothy Wayne Peternel .... executive producer (as Timothy Peternel)
Ash R. Shah .... producer (as Ash Shah)
Bonnie Timmermann .... producer
Ross Alan Weinberg .... associate producer (as Ross Weinberg)
Original Music by
The Crystal Method 
Cinematography by
Jo Willems (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Tracey Wadmore-Smith 
Casting by
Stephen Vincent 
Production Design by
Erin Smith  (as Erin K. Smith)
Art Direction by
Andrew Reznik 
Set Decoration by
Nathan A. Smith 
Costume Design by
Rhona Meyers 
Makeup Department
Daniel Curet .... hair department head
Richard De Alba .... key hair stylist
Christie Fhurman .... assistant makeup artist
Amy Harmon .... key makeup artist
Brigitte Hennech .... makeup department head
Ellen Vieira .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Douglas Salkin .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Shawn Dyrdahl .... second assistant director
Jason Halley .... assistant director
Jill Hoppy .... second second assistant director
Nicholas Lee .... first assistant director
Art Department
Michael Keith Aleshire-Rezendez .... swing (as Michael Keith Aleshire)
Adam Chambers .... lead man
Allan Lane .... set dresser
Moe Moe Lwin .... on-set dresser
Matt Pennington .... swing
Joachim Seisay .... storyboard artist
Jason Baldwin Stewart .... assistant food stylist (as Jason E. Baldwin)
Sound Department
Ethan Beigel .... sound mix technician
Stephanie Brown .... dialogue editor
Eric Justen .... sound re-recording mixer
Shawn Kennelly .... foley mixer
Jimmy Kuehn .... boom operator
Laura Macias .... foley artist
John Marquis .... sound designer
John Marquis .... supervising sound editor
Vince Nicastro .... foley artist
Jeffrey Perkins .... sound re-recording mixer
Eryne Prine .... supervising foley editor
Steve Schatz .... sound mix technician
Sean Skinner .... sound mixer
Dan Snow .... audio post coordinator
Michael Vangen .... dialogue editor
Aaron Wilcox .... mix facilities management
Aaron Wilcox .... re-recording projectionist
Tim Young .... sound editor
Visual Effects by
Young Lim Choi .... visual effects artist
Min Hee Lee .... visual effects artist
Seung Yong Lee .... lead visual effects artist
Youngki Lee .... visual effects producer
Eun-Young Park .... visual effects coordinator
Min Su Park .... visual effects director
David Van Woert .... digital optical supervisor
David Van Woert .... main titles supervisor
David Van Woert .... visual effects
Leo Vezzali .... titles and opticals supervisor
John Weckworth .... main title designer & animator
John L. Weckworth .... main title designer & animator
John L. Weckworth .... visual effects artist
James Heisner .... utility stunts
Michael Li .... stunt coordinator
Norb Phillips .... utility stunts (as Norbert Phillips)
Buddy Sosthand .... utility stunts (as Joseph Sothsand II)
Jeff Wolfe .... utility stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Phil Badger .... electrician
Matt Baker .... assistant camera
Walter Bithell .... gaffer (as Walt Bithell)
Jesse Crusing .... electrician
Scott Donahue .... additional grip
Michael Druez .... best boy grip
Norris Fox .... additional second assistant camera
Owen Foye .... electrician
Tom Howard .... grip
Amos James .... grip
Forest James .... still photographer
Dan Kanes .... electrician
Matt Kubas .... electrician
Chris Lumpkin .... grip
Steven A. Lundgren .... rigging lighting electrician
Jason McCormick .... second assistant camera
Jon Myers .... Steadicam operator
Sarah Remetch .... assistant camera
Owen Simmons .... grip
Chris Tonkovich .... electrician
Nicholas Tredway .... grip
Geoffrey D. Knoller .... key grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
Chad Darnell .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Leah Katznelson .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Sarah Babineau .... assistant editor
Josh Hunt .... post-production assistant
Royce Smith .... color timer
Gregory White .... colorist
Music Department
Gerry Cueller .... music supervisor
Greg Danylyshyn .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Ricky Damazio .... transportation coordinator
Anthony Detiege .... driver
Billy Kane .... transportation captain
George A. Miki .... transportation captain
Eddie Santana .... driver
Other crew
Jacob Bartol .... assistant location manager
Noel Bastien .... production assistant
Jim Busfield .... assistant to producer
Shea E. Butler .... script supervisor
J.D. Cohen .... assistant: Ms. Timmermann
Mike Cunliffe .... assistant location manager
Chris Denk .... assistant to producer
Aaron Ezolt .... production secretary
Charles Heaphy .... production financing
Lauren M. Higgs .... assistant coordinator
Josh Hunt .... production assistant
Jason Lerner .... production assistant
Meaghan Librizzi .... production assistant
Damien Lubiak .... production coordinator
Vanessa Motta .... body double
Holly Murray .... production assistant
Don Napoli .... key production accountant
Aaron Pope .... script supervisor
Monica Sandstede .... story editor: Screen Gems
Danny Sconyers .... location manager
Kelly Todd .... production assistant (as Kelly Sullivan)
Laura Warner .... assistant accountant
Camilla Wolf Bodin .... production assistant
Sarah Choi .... production assistant (uncredited)

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Rated R for strong sexual content, pervasive language and drug use, and some violence
92 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Chris Evans, Jason Statham, and Jessica Biel also star in Cellular (2004).See more »
Syd:Can I ask you something?
Syd:Do you love him?
London:I never that I was in love with him.
London:Syd? Its gonna be a really really long time before, you know, I fall in love with anybody the way that I was in love with you.
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97 out of 123 people found the following review useful.
Very good film, 12 February 2006
Author: Movienut88 from United States

Directed by newcomer Hunter Richards, London is a complex tale of a man scorned by a traumatic breakup. Jessica Biel plays the title character, a savvy sophisticated woman who was the love of Syd's (Chris Evans) life. Since she left him, he has become a complete wreck. He now spends his days drinking and snorting cocaine. Six months later, he finds out through a random phone call that London is moving to Los Angeles. The worst part is that her friend Becca (Isla Fisher) is throwing a going away party - one that he isn't invited to. Determined to get London back, Syd decides to crash the party along with his unsuspecting dealer Bateman (Jason Statham), a banker who sells drugs on the side. When they get there, they eventually wind up in the bathroom. They snort huge amounts of coke and talk about life and love as Syd attempts to get up his nerve and talk to London. Along the way we are introduced to a number of eccentric characters, such as feisty bartender Mallory (Joy Bryant) and high-school student Maya (Kelli Garner). Each one plays a part in Syd's tripped-out journey of self discovery.

Although it features a cast full of popular young stars, London is not an easy sell in the slightest.. Audiences aren't likely to respond due to its strange and offbeat plot. It reminds me a lot of 1999's Go in this regard, although it is considerably less mainstream. It is truly a character study of many different individuals, all of them reflecting on life as the events unfold before their eyes. It moves at a slow pace but is never boring thanks to excellent performances and stylish direction.

Chris Evans is on screen for almost every frame and delivers another excellent performance. He shows his dramatic chops here and exhibits an ability for both comedy and drama. His character is very complex and has many different layers, all of which are revealed throughout the course of the film. Jason Statham, well-known for his action roles, plays against type here as the straight laced businessman Bateman. He shows his talent in both comedy and drama, and also has great chemistry with Evans. Jessica Biel is radiant and fascinating as London, a woman longing for complete commitment in an otherwise stable relationship. She has strong chemistry with real-life boyfriend Evans and her character is believable and likable. Most of her scenes are flashback sequences, so it is interesting to watch her character progress.

The supporting cast is great for a film of this size. Joy Bryant is solid as Mallory and gets the most to do of the side characters. Kelli Garner makes an impression but isn't given a whole lot to do, maybe appearing for fifteen minutes total. Isla Fisher, who was hilarious in last year's Wedding Crashers, gives another strong comedic performance here as the naive and unsuspecting party host. The rest of the actors are fairly insignificant overall, with most being reduced to mere walk-on roles (such as comedian Dane Cook).

Richards writes and directs this project and shows great promise in his first outing. The direction is stylish and he finds many interesting takes to use - making the film easy to watch and helping it from dragging on. The screenplay is also solid. It seems like something originally written for the stage, but it works on film thanks to the way each scene is handled. While there are comedic elements, there are also several sweet and poignant scenes. The best scene in the film is the final confrontation between London and Syd in an airport. The Crystal Method provides the score for the film, a techno-fringed mixture of various beats that fits well with the tone of the film.

Overall, I can see why London isn't appreciated by critics and won't be embraced by audiences. It's a strange film that requires patience from the viewer due to its slow pace. But thanks to excellent performances and stylish direction, it turns out to be a completely fascinating and involving tale.

8/10 (B+)

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