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Winter's Tale (2014)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Fantasy, Mystery  |  14 February 2014 (USA)
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A burglar falls for an heiress as she dies in his arms. When he learns that he has the gift of reincarnation, he sets out to save her.

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New York City is subsumed in arctic winds, dark nights, and white lights, its life unfolds, for it is an extraordinary hive of the imagination, the greatest house ever built, and nothing exists that can check its vitality. One night in winter, Peter Lake (Colin Farrell), orphan and master-mechanic, attempts to rob a fortress-like mansion on the Upper West Side. Though he thinks the house is empty, the daughter of the house is home. Thus begins the love between Peter, an Irish burglar in his early 20's, and Beverly Penn (Jessica Brown Findlay), a young girl, who is dying. Written by Jack

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This is not a true story. This is true love.


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Rated PG-13 for violence and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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$60,000,000 (estimated)

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$8,007,059 (USA) (14 February 2014)

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$22,451 (USA) (6 February 2015)
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Tom Hiddleston, Garrett Hedlund, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Luke Evans, Liam Hemsworth and Benjamin Walker were considered for the role of Peter Lake before Colin Farrell was cast. See more »

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When Peter Lake is trying to crack the safe and discovers Beverly Penn, the safe's handle switches from horizontal (just turned by Lake to open it) to vertical, then back to horizontal in subsequent shots. See more »

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Beverly Penn: [narrating] What if, once upon a time, there were no stars in the sky at all? What if the stars are not what we think? What if the light from afar doesn't come from the rays of distant suns, but from our wings as we turn into angels? Destiny calls to each of us. And there is a world behind the world where we are all connected, all part of a great and moving plan. Magic is everywhere around us. You just have to look. Look. Look closely. For even time and distance are not what they ...
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Miracle
Written, produced and performed by K.T. Tunstall
Courtesy of Virgin/EMI Records Limited Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd.
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16 February 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As the reviews indicate either you'll love it or hate it. I loved it, my wife hated it. Quite a turnaround considering I wanted to see Robocop, but it was her turn to pick. Slow and confusing in the beginning but picked up speed after the first encounter of Peter and Beverly. The Characters were immediately likable and the two child actresses were captivating. Russell Crowe was great as Demi-Demon Pearly Soames. The visuals were terrific. It kind of made me think of Titanic with Demons, Angels and even a Pegasus replacing the Boat. All under the winter NYC backdrop. Pay attention to the dialogue because there were several of those "oh wow - that's what that meant" moments later on.


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