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Watching the Detectives (2007)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | 11 September 2008 (Russia)
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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Liebe lieber ungewöhnlich - Eine Beziehung mit Hindernissen  »

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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 »

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When the envelope goes missing that has Violet's 50 bucks, Neil never suspects her of taking it, even though he already thought she was weird. 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 Gun Crazy (1950) See more »

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Slow Parade
Written by Garth Beams, Tom Foster, Ed Eck, Tom Yates, Chris Roberts
Performed by Cosmopolis
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like a fresh bag of jelly beans
3 January 2010 | by 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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