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Watching the Detectives (2007)

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A film noir buff has his life turned on end by a femme fatale with a big adventure in mind.

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Neil, a self proclaimed film geek and owner of Gumshoe video, has always been content to live vicariously through his favorite films noir. But when he meets Violet, a real-life femme fatale, his mundane world gets turned upside down and the line between reality and the movies quickly begins to blur. Will Neil step up and embrace a life full of adventure or retreat back to his comfortable couch? Written by Anonymous

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Sometimes love is stranger than fiction

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11 September 2008 (Russia)  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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The title of the film is taken from a 1977 Elvis Costello song, from the album "My Aim Is True". See more »

Goofs

During Neil's "concert" for Violet, she accidentally burns a cardboard cutout's eye. Later in the film, in the scene when Neil is crying over their breakup while ringing up a customer, it shows the cutout burn-free. See more »

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Violet: [Entering Neil's video store, talking to someone on her headset phone] No, I don't mind. I'm in the video store right now... No, it's one of those little shitty ones.
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References Teen-Age Jail Bait (1973) See more »

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Written by Mark John Petrie (ASCAP) & Ryan Amon (BMI)
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watching the detectives
14 August 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

the reason i gave 10/10 to this movie because it was immensely enjoyable and was a fun ride . it was one of those comedies where you don't really have to think or speculate too much .. you need to lie back and enjoy the little moments. lucy liu was so adorable in the movie .. loved her antics in almost every scene .. and cillian murphy ... wow ..man this guy is talented ..he had done some really really intense and even dark roles ... it was so refreshing to see him doing a rom com .. he just made me more greedy . am eagerly waiting to see him doing more romantic films in the future ... enough with the zombie movies already !!!! over all if you don't try to think too hard ..or side step your habit of judging every movie on earth you ll love this one ... it way better than some of the movies which had previously masqueraded as comedies !!!!!


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