Depressed housewife learns her husband was killed in a car accident the day previously, awakens the next morning to find him alive and well at home, and then awakens the next day after to a world in which he is still dead.
In the end of the Nineteenth Century, in London, Robert Angier, his beloved wife Julia McCullough and Alfred Borden are friends and assistants of a magician. When Julia accidentally dies during a performance, Robert blames Alfred for her death and they become enemies. Both become famous and rival magicians, sabotaging the performance of the other on the stage. When Alfred performs a successful trick, Robert becomes obsessed trying to disclose the secret of his competitor with tragic consequences. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Outstanding acting performances worth price of admission
I went to see a critics preview of The Prestige this afternoon and to
my surprise I found the film to be one of the best I have seen all year
so far, and that writers can come up with an excellent script it they
would only try a little harder. The acting performances by Hugh
Jackman, Christian Bale and Michael Caine were the best I have see in
a long while. The only objection I had to the film was that it was a
little long, but once you leave the theater you will discuss the film
and it many twists and turns. My wife and myself discussed it all the
way home from the movie theater. This is a winner and should be up for
some academy award statues, and my recommendation is go see this as
soon as you can, you will not be disappointed.
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