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Felicia's Journey (1999)

PG-13 | | Drama, Thriller | 24 November 1999 (USA)
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A young woman leaves Ireland to find her boyfriend in England, and while there is helped by a man hiding unsettling secrets.

Director:

Atom Egoyan

Writers:

William Trevor (novel), Atom Egoyan (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bob Hoskins ... Joe Hilditch
Arsinée Khanjian ... Gala
Elaine Cassidy ... Felicia
Sheila Reid Sheila Reid ... Iris
Nizwar Karanj Nizwar Karanj ... Sidney
Ali Yassine Ali Yassine ... Customs Officer
Peter McDonald ... Johnny Lysaght
Kriss Dosanjh Kriss Dosanjh ... Salesman
Gerard McSorley ... Felicia's Father
Marie Stafford Marie Stafford ... Felicia's Great Grandmother (as Maire Stafford)
Gavin Kelty Gavin Kelty ... Shay Mulroone
Brid Brennan ... Mrs. Lysaght
Mark Hadfield ... Television Director
Danny Turner Danny Turner ... Young Joey Hilditch
Susan Parry Susan Parry ... Salome
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Storyline

A lonely middle-aged catering manager spends all of his time studying tapes of an eccentric TV chef. Meanwhile, a young woman is making her way from Ireland to find her boyfriend, who moved to England to get a job in a lawnmower factory. On arrival, she makes an early contact with the caterer, who recommends a boarding room to her. Slowly, it is revealed that the caterer has in fact befriended and subsequently abused more than a dozen young women. He, of course, now sets his sights on this woman. Much of the story is told in flashbacks, revealing how each of the characters grew to the point where they now find themselves. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements and related disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Artisan | BAC Films

Country:

Canada | UK

Language:

English | Irish | French

Release Date:

24 November 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El viaje de Felicia See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£56,588 (United Kingdom), 10 October 1999, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$43,131, 14 November 1999, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$819,852, 23 January 2000
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Felicia: Some would call it murder.
Mr. Hilditch: Murder?... We're not in this world to cause pain, dear. Of course - you have to think of yourself on occasion. I'm not saying you don't. But there are other people, too. Which is something you're daily more aware of as you grow older.
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More Than Ever
Performed by Malcolm Vaughan
Licensed courtesy of EMI Records Ltd.
Written by Mary Bond & Vincent Dipaolo
© Le Milano Adratic Music Corp.
Used by kind permission of Warner / Chappell Music Ltd.
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Egoyan shows once again why he's ahead of the pack.
11 February 2000 | by id247See all my reviews

If I had to make a top five list of the most consistent of contemporary film directors, then Atom Egoyan would certainly be included.

Felicia's Journey adds another notch to a terrific portfolio of films. Yes this film could of trimmed ten minutes from the sagging middle section, and also lost the seemingly tacked-on epilogue.

Those points aside, it's still far superior to practically all other films on offer. Dealing with his familiar pre-occupations with family disfunctionality, sexuality and videotape, Egoyan coaxes Bob Hoskins into the most subtle and mesmeric performance of his career.

Felicia's Journey is quality work for mature audiences.


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