Finding it hard to finally settle down and commit himself to only one woman, the unrepentant philanderer and undeniable ladies' man, Alfie, is a charming British who cruises the streets of New York as a limousine chauffeur. In his impeccable suits, the silver-tongued Casanova is simply irresistible; however, things will take an unexpected turn, when a night of unrestrained passion seriously tests Alfie's frivolous approach to life. In the end, is Alfie happy, and above all, what's it all about, then?Written by
In the words of Sean Penn "Jude Law is one of the best actors we got" I agree, so what the hell is he doing? The film is so ill conceived that I'm not even going to talk about it, but I'm going to talk about Jude Law because I love him. I'm also considerably older than him and I love movies and great actors and on the screen, great actors can also be great stars and when great stars are also great actors then you have Spencer Tracy, Montgomery Clift, Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Johnny Depp, Daniel Day Lewis even Sean Penn and a few others. Jude Law had, from day one (a few days ago) all the elements that made the above mentioned actors what they were, what they are, what they always will be. I'm not about blame the failure of this film on Jude Law, no, of course not but "Alfie" comes out on a year when we've had several Jude Law movies all of them bearing Jude Law's name, but just the name. Not a glimpse of the Law of Mr Ripley or Wilde not even Gattaca. In "Closer" he is very good but he couldn't afford not to be. Great words and Mike Nichols. No, I want to see Jude Law in dangerous projects with unpredictable, brilliant, lyrical, powerful directors. I want to see him in all his glorious promise. Is that too much to ask?
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