Nathan, a brilliant New York lawyer who leads a life of professional success, but his private life is pretty dismal since he divorced Claire, his only love. Until he meets Doctor Kay, a ... See full summary »

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Nathan
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Kay
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Anna
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Tracey
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Jeremy (as Reece Daniel Thompson)
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Doctor
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Mother in Law
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Lawyer
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Rachel
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Haitian Spokesman
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Nathan, a brilliant New York lawyer who leads a life of professional success, but his private life is pretty dismal since he divorced Claire, his only love. Until he meets Doctor Kay, a mysterious doctor who introduces himself as a "Messenger." He claims that he can sense when certain people are about to die, and that he is sent to help them put their life in order before it's too late. Nathan doesn't believe a word of this, but soon afterwards he witnesses some disconcerting scenes which seem to confirm the doctor's claims. Written by anonymous

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$15,400,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The script was actually not sent to John Malkovich but to his production company, with the hope that they could provide logistical assistance to the French crew. Malkovich however ended up reading the script, and was impressed. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Nathan approaches an ambulance from behind, his feet are reflected in the shiny metal at the bottom of the vehicle's rear doors. Also reflected are the feet of the cameraman following him. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Tracey: [beckoning] Swannie... Come over here... Come to me... Nice, swan.
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Crazy Credits

Over the end credits music, you hear an ambulance winding through traffic. See more »

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It's Bad You Know
Performed by R.L. Burnside, Tom Rothrock
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tedious meandering nonsense
19 July 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

throughout the entire movie romain duris sounds like he has throat cancer when speaking (and what's with those shirts & slacks in every scene).

john malkovich looks like john malkovich wearing a john malkovich putty mask!

the plot just keeps meandering from one location to the next with always the same message. and the deaths of others actually becomes comical because each one is so expected! just pure nonsense considering the 'message' dr kay brings! and the message is something everybody already knows.

how i sat through 104 minutes of this often incoherent mess, i do not know. the opening scene of the lake, children at play, then tragic accident is the only truly powerful and irresistible part of the movie.

good luck if you choose to watch this piece of mess!


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