Watching the Detectives (2007)

Not Rated  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  11 September 2008 (Russia)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.5/10 from 3,400 users  
Reviews: 23 user | 10 critic

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



0Check in
1 win. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Sunburn (1999)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A group of Irish college students are about to leave for the United States, where they've landed summer jobs on Long Island, New York. Working hard in the day and playing even harder at ... See full summary »

Director: Nelson Hume
Stars: Paloma Baeza, Cillian Murphy, Barry Ward
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A gangster named Perrier looks to exact his revenge on a trio of fugitives responsible for the accidental death of one of his cronies.

Director: Ian Fitzgibbon
Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Cillian Murphy, Michael McElhatton
Peacock (2010)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A train accident in rural Nebraska gradually unveils a mystery involving the town's bank clerk.

Director: Michael Lander
Stars: Cillian Murphy, Ellen Page, Susan Sarandon
Disco Pigs (2001)
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A twisted rite of passage.

Director: Kirsten Sheridan
Stars: Elaine Cassidy, Cillian Murphy, Sarah Gallagher
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

In the 1970s, a young trans woman, Patrick "Kitten" Braden, comes of age by leaving her Irish town for London, in part to look for her mother and in part because her gender identity is beyond the town's understanding.

Director: Neil Jordan
Stars: Cillian Murphy, Morgan Jones, Eva Birthistle
On the Edge (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

On the Edge is about suicidal patients discovering their true selves while going through therapy in a treatment center.

Director: John Carney
Stars: Cillian Murphy, Tricia Vessey, Martin Carney
Retreat I (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Kate and Martin escape from personal tragedy to an Island Retreat. Cut off from the outside world, their attempts to recover are shattered when a Man is washed ashore, with news of airborne killer disease that is sweeping through Europe.

Director: Carl Tibbetts
Stars: Cillian Murphy, Jamie Bell, Thandie Newton
Biography | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Two feisty, free-spirited women are connected by the brilliant, charismatic poet who loves them both.

Director: John Maybury
Stars: Keira Knightley, Sienna Miller, Matthew Rhys
Intermission (2003)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A variety of losers in Dublin have harrowingly farcical intersecting stories of love, greed and violence.

Director: John Crowley
Stars: Cillian Murphy, Kelly Macdonald, Colin Farrell
Broken IV (2012)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The story of a young girl in North London whose life changes after witnessing a violent attack.

Director: Rufus Norris
Stars: Charlie Booty, Lily James, Tim Roth
Red Lights (2012)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Psychologist Margaret Matheson and her assistant study paranormal activity, which leads them to investigate a world-renowned psychic who has resurfaced years after his toughest critic mysteriously passed away.

Director: Rodrigo Cortés
Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Robert De Niro, Cillian Murphy
Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

This drama is set in rural Ireland. Believing that "a man is measured by his enemies", Harry Maloney ('Colm Meany') sets out to ruin George O'Flaherty - the most powerful man in town, who ... See full summary »

Director: Goran Paskaljevic
Stars: Colm Meaney, Adrian Dunbar, Cillian Murphy


Cast overview, first billed only:
Eager Customer
Annoying Customer
Richard Waddingham ...
Dennis - Bald Giant
Bald Creep


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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Sometimes love is stranger than fiction


Comedy | Romance


Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:





Release Date:

11 September 2008 (Russia)  »

Also Known As:

Liebe lieber ungewöhnlich - Eine Beziehung mit Hindernissen  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$2,000,000 (estimated)

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs




(one scene)|
See  »

Did You Know?


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


When Neil and Violet go to the cat lady's house to watch the game, the cats constantly keep changing spots between shots. See more »


Violet: I gotta' tell ya' though, you missed one hell of a Happy Hour.
Violet: [Drunkenly slurring her words] They got the best goddamned 'peanuss' in town.
Neil: What?
Violet: "Peanuts": P - E - A -... nuts.
See more »


References Thelma & Louise (1991) See more »


Written by Mike Suby (BMI)
Courtesy of S3 Music and Sound
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

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%.

29 of 42 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
He's adorable. She's annoying. RhodyChick1
cillian murphy is in this? you've go to be kidding me? walktheplank13
anyone know where in NYC it'll be filmed? roxymoonjc
terrible jesrosko
New Clips! kamyx1
So it kinda sucked flapperjane
Discuss Watching the Detectives (2007) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: