A young Chicago advertising executive believes a woman he sees in a café is his long-lost love. His belief leads to obsession, as he puts his life on hold in order to trail her.

Director:

Paul McGuigan

Writers:

Gilles Mimouni (film L'Appartement), Brandon Boyce (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Josh Hartnett ... Matthew
Rose Byrne ... Alex
Matthew Lillard ... Luke
Diane Kruger ... Lisa
Christopher Cousins ... Daniel
Jessica Paré ... Rebecca
Vlasta Vrana ... Jeweller
Amy Sobol Amy Sobol ... Ellie
Ted Whittall ... Walter
Isabel Dos Santos Isabel Dos Santos ... Chamber Maid
Joanna Noyes ... Mary
Kerrilyn Keith Kerrilyn Keith ... Female Customer
Mark Camacho ... Bartender
Marcel Jeannin ... Theater Director
Stéfanie Buxton Stéfanie Buxton ... Ticket Agent
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Storyline

Matthew, a young advertising executive in Chicago, puts his life and a business trip to China on hold when he thinks he sees Lisa, the love of his life who walked out on him without a word two years earlier, walking out of a restaurant one day. With a little help from his friend Luke, Matthew obsessively and relentlessly tracks Lisa down and while doing so, runs into another young woman calling herself Lisa whom, unknown to Matthew, is an actress named Alex and may hold the key to Lisa's disappearance, and discovery. Written by M.P.

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Taglines:

One passion won't be ignored. One love won't be forgotten. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The restaurant where Matthew overhears Lisa talking on the telephone is called "Bellucci". Monica Bellucci was the female lead in the French original The Apartment (1996), of which this film is a remake. See more »

Goofs

When Matt is in Lisa's apartment and Alex is pretending to be Lisa, Alex sits down on the couch while Matt was sleeping. When she goes to kiss Matt as he is lying on the couch, he is wearing a white t-shirt. When he sits up to kiss her in the next shot, he is not wearing a shirt. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jeweller: [holding a diamond ring] Magnificent, aren't they? "God's tears".
Matthew: Yeah. It's beautiful. So are the others, I... I guess I just have to make the right decision.
Jeweller: In the end it's not your eye that must decide.
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Connections

References Vertigo (1958) See more »

Soundtracks

All I Do
Written by James Baluyut
Performed by +/-
Courtesy of Teenbeat
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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User Reviews

 
Agree -- better than expected!
26 December 2004 | by mei-7See all my reviews

I hadn't heard of this film before seeing it, but I was pleasantly surprised. It was suspenseful, even "gripping", with a touching and romantic plot. Overall, a movie definitely worth renting.

The film begins a bit slowly but picks up very nicely about 30 minutes into it. There are a few twists and turns that will keep your attention. The acting was quite good, albeit with little-known actors except for Josh Hartnett of Blackhawk Down.

The best part of this film was the clever way the story all comes together towards the end, including the flashback style which was very well done.


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Official Sites:

MGM [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Chinese

Release Date:

3 September 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Obsessed See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,467,281, 5 September 2004

Gross USA:

$13,001,257

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,741,598
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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