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Watching the Detectives (2007)

Not Rated  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  11 September 2008 (Russia)
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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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Comedy | Romance

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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

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 »

Quotes

Lucien: So what was the Bet?
Jonathan: If the bugs won, I could shove a burrito in your face.
Lucien: Well you know the last time you lost, I was supposed to get to piss on your foot, but I never did.
Jonathan: What you waiting for? You want to piss on my foot, be my guest.
Lucien: Hey Neil!
Neil: Yeah?
Lucien: Want to see me piss on his foot?
Neil: Uh, sure, yeah... Just not in the store.
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References Ernest Goes to Camp (1987) See more »

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Written by Dan Snaith
Performed by Caribou
Courtesy of Domino Recording Co. Ltd. and The Leaf Label
By Arrangement with Chrysalis Music Publishing
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Brilliant
18 April 2008 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I absolutely loved it!!! and that is said with all my confidence. This movie is the movie lovers movie and shows all it is worth with movie references, spoofs (The movie as a whole is not a spoof) and a few twists from movies previously made. The show is so mindbreakingly clever and witty that after wards the viewer is left with a very happy feeling that they viewed something worth seeing. The film is hilarious for 1 even 2 views and is SO much better then other crap coming out nowadays. I do not want to tell you the end but it is worth it as there is 2 or 3 twists you will NOT see.Overall a fan of movies will love this and even a person who ONCE a week sits down for a movie will enjoy this cinematic Masterpiece. I rate this film 82%.


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