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Charlotte Sometimes (2002)

Michael, a young mechanic, is forced to choose between a daring tryst with an alluring stranger and the habitual comfort of his bittersweet obsession: his beautiful young tenant.

Director:

Eric Byler

Writers:

Eric Byler (screenplay), Eric Byler (story) | 1 more credit »

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3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Jacqueline Kim ... Darcy / Charlotte
Eugenia Yuan ... Lori
Michael Aki ... Michael (as Michael Idemoto)
Matt Westmore ... Justin
Shizuko Hoshi Shizuko Hoshi ... Aunt
Kimberly-Rose Wolter ... Annie
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jon Jacobs ... Jason on TV
Michael Krawic ... Nightclub Owner
Andrew J. Turner Andrew J. Turner ... Andrew
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Storyline

Michael, a young mechanic, is forced to choose between a daring tryst with an alluring stranger and the habitual comfort of his bittersweet obsession: his beautiful young tenant.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Sometimes the truth is in the lie.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content and some language

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official Site | Official website

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Japanese | Mandarin

Release Date:

11 March 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Duplex See more »

Filming Locations:

Buttonwillow, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$80,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,284, 4 May 2003, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$83,500, 6 July 2003
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Visionbox Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The book Darcy gave to Michael is The Oblivion Seekers by Isabelle Eberhardt and translated by Paul Bowles. See more »

Connections

Featured in The 2003 IFP Independent Spirit Awards (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Boylife In America
Written and Performed by Cody ChesnuTT
By Arrangement with Ready Set Go!
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User Reviews

Excellent Movie
27 February 2004 | by jwyliejrSee all my reviews

Not for those with short attention spans, this movie builds its characters slowly and methodically, with attention to telling visual detail and realistic dialog. Nevertheless, it's a very sexy movie, though not in a lurid sense. Even its most melodramatic elements are so well-grounded that nothing comes off gimmicky or cheap, and its shot-on-video photography is utilized intelligently and intuitively, with a surprisingly broad pallet of colors and textures. With such an overall understated tone, it's easy, on first viewing, to not notice the movie's technical suppleness. Forget the ethnic makeup of its cast, or its low-budget market niche. This is a masterpiece of character study and adept film-making.


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