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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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Storyline

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)  »

Also Known As:

Liebe lieber ungewöhnlich - Eine Beziehung mit Hindernissen  »

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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

Violet says she doesn't have a driver's license, but she still manages to drive a car to Neil's house. However, she may have told Neil that she didn't have a driver's license just to see how he'd react, just like almost everything else she did to him. See more »

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Jonathan: Did she have any wild mood swings?
Neil: No, she was... she was, you know, she was pretty consistently out there.
Jonathan: Yeah alright then, she's not bi-polar.
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References Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) See more »

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SKUNKIFIED MONK
Written by Jon G. Greathouse (ASCAP)
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like a fresh bag of jelly beans
3 January 2010 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This movie felt fresh, like a newly opened bag of jelly beans after years of eating chocolate covered almonds. Don't get me wrong, I love chocolate covered almonds. And there isn't even anything highly original about jelly beans or this movie, just a nice change, fruity and delicious!

Lucy Liu and Cillian Murphy have fabulous chemistry, they're adorable and sexy. They're both very believable in these quirky roles. I could watch them both all day, and in fact I watched the movie a second time, despite the slightly disappointing ending. Maybe there was a point to the lack of ending, as in: just get out there and live, have fun, and eat some jelly beans!


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