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Stephen Dorff narrates this tale about how his life goes astray as his character attempts to strike a balance between the demands of directing his first film and the pressures of his new ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Dorff ... Jake Walsh
Judith Godrèche ... Stella (as Judith Godreche)
Kelly Macdonald ... Pia
Lauren Holly ... Claire
Jon Tenney ... Kevin
Frank Vincent ... Sal
Paul Guilfoyle ... Andy
Hector Elizondo ... The Chairman
Bray Poor Bray Poor ... Wyatt
Kathryn Erbe ... Evan (as Katheryn Herbe)
Shannon Fiedler Shannon Fiedler ... Isabelle
Zach Tyler ... Lukas (as Zachary Tyler)
Jim Gaffigan ... Bucky
Dominic Hawksley Dominic Hawksley ... Pierre
Drena De Niro ... Waitress
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Storyline

Stephen Dorff narrates this tale about how his life goes astray as his character attempts to strike a balance between the demands of directing his first film and the pressures of his new romance with a model. U2's Bono plays a role in this film as both himself and Dorff's character's concience. Written by Anonymous

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A hip, edgy comedy! See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and sexuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 November 1999 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

De Cabeça Para Baixo See more »

Filming Locations:

South Africa See more »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Stereo

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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The character of Evan's Husband (Jake's brother-in-law screenwriter) is based on the writer/director's actual brother in law, screenwriter Scott Frank. See more »

Quotes

Jake: There are three truths in life: you are born, you will die, and things change. OK, maybe one more: everyone has their stella, and when they do, no one else can even compare.
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Desperate Moment
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Music by Kenneth Essex
De Wolfe Music Ltd
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A REALLY GOOD MOVIE
26 August 2003 | by Tommy NSee all my reviews

It's refreshing to see a movie like this get made instead of some of the farces we seeing studio heads giving the green light to, today. Kudos to those who both greenlighted it and who made it.

Entropy had it all for me because it was funny, tragic (funny tragic) and dramatic. I felt good throughout the movie and I actually don't know why I didn't know more about it or Phil Joanou. I blame this on the modern day movie machine not being able to properly promote movies that are both creative and eye catching. The scenes from New York's waterfront are in bold and contrasting colors, and it enlivened me further during a recent visit there. Joanou did the right thing film makers are supposed to do, he inspired us to see more into life and art and be entertained in the process. Such is the personal story that is being told in Entropy. After all, I don't think there is a single soul out there that hasn't felt some sort of incident or disaster in our romantic lives, and can't look back at it and laugh at in jest. We are not the most perfect of people, us humans, and all the better we can share the experience!

I give Entropy an "8" just because it was so entertaining and visual, and while there will be many that will call this plainly over-rating, I don't care, I just really enjoyed the movie and could watch it again and again.


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