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Wicker Park (2004)

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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.


Paul McGuigan


Gilles Mimouni (film L'Appartement), Brandon Boyce (screenplay)
4,836 ( 36)
1 nomination. See more awards »





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


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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Passion never dies.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Release Date:

3 September 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Obsessed See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »


Box Office


$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,819,393, 5 September 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$12,831,121, 26 September 2004
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


At one point, Brendan Fraser was set to star and Joel Schumacher was set to direct. See more »


In Chicago, there is only a light dusting of snow, but at the cemetery, there are two or three feet of snow on the ground. See more »


[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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Remake of The Apartment (1996) See more »


Maybe Tomorrow
Written by Kelly Jones, Richard Jones, Stuart Cable
Performed by Stereophonics
Courtesy of V2 Records, Inc.
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i love this movie
28 October 2007 | by charissevdSee all my reviews

wicker park is such a beautifully crafted movie..it's like an old masterpiece unfold in the modern times but has never lost is classic beauty. the passion is intense and can be felt on every scene, you just feel it as you look closely into the characters that the artist have made themselves of. i love the editing of the movie and how the pictures are arranged to present the plot. it was superb! really amazing! now the movie has made a deep impact on me..i keep reviewing the movie every now and then and will trade anything i do if i have the chance to watch it again. it marks the feeling that love--as we call it, even when lost can still be found and it is the same love that once found--can be lost if it was never meant to be. the more we hold on to it, the more we find ourselves seeking for it and the more we hold it loosely, it haunts us back and all the memories we use to hold on to it. love, in wicker park, is beautiful.

and i wanted to truly thank everyone who has come up with the movie and especially the ones responsible for the song, the scientist..it was just the perfect song for the perfect movie. when i grow old and when i want my kids to learn that true love can wait, this would be the perfect movie...

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