In Cambridge, software engineer Peter (Liam Neeson) and shoe designer Lisa are successful in their careers and have been happily married for twenty-five years. They have an adult daughter, Abigail, and Lisa frequently travels to Milano to do business with the Gianni & Gianni Company. When Lisa is gone, Peter finds a message in her cell phone and decides to snoop her e-mails and discovers in a secret folder named Love that she had a lover, Ralph. Peter travels to Milano and stalks Ralph; he finds that the man plays chess in a bar. Peter gets close to Ralph and discusses his relationship with Lisa without knowing that he is her husband. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Antonio Banderas' character is called "Ralph", but pronounces the name "Rafe." Ralph Fiennes, who co-starred with Liam Neeson in Schindler's List (1993), also pronounces his name "Rafe." See more »
Antonio Banderas' character runs past a public square where a man is sitting with luggage and a red jacket slung over the backpack, a second later Liam Neeson's character passes the same man who is now wearing the jacket but is in the same position. See more »
Listen, can I talk to you?
Yeah. Just talk dad, it's what people do on phones.
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Peter (Neeson) discovers his wife Lisa (Linney), is having an affair. He vows to find the Other Man, Ralph (Banderas).
This is a strange love story, but a good one nevertheless. No, nothing uncomfortable in here. There will be a bombshell almost near the end. Deal with it. We all had to.
To have Liam Neeson and Antonio Banderas in a movie together is pure gold and the performances by the rest of the cast are extremely well done.
It's kind of hard to talk about the story without giving the bombshell away. Many will say it was predictable and that's a cop-out as yes, there is nothing new under the sun. But, it's all in the telling and that is why we watch. We know the outcomes of most stories, but again, it's in the telling that counts. And, this one is good in the telling.
And, also there is some suspense and tension and those are needed for a good story. At times, you really are not sure where this is going and you may find yourself holding your breath.
The only complaint I have are the flashbacks. Until we really get to know the characters we are not sure if we are in the present or are taken back in time. But, we catch on, we usually do. But a different color filter could be used for flashbacks and we would quickly know we are in a flashback. Hey, I'm just saying.
This probably went straight to DVD because there were no explosions, shootings, unbelievable stunts or the almost ever-present CGI. Hey, it's a love story.
Violence: No. Sex: No, but you see positions for. Nudity: Yes. Language: Yes, briefly in the beginning
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