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Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller | 1 May 2009 (Sweden)
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An unhappy wife orders a guy she meets over the Internet to kill her, but the two of them fall in love.

Director:

Johan Renck

Writers:

Pamela Cuming, Lee Ross (as Lee H. Ross)
2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Maria Bello ... Nancy Stockwell
Rufus Sewell ... Albert Stockwell
Jason Patric ... Louis Farley
Amy Brenneman ... Carol
Michael Nyqvist ... Stan
David Lawrence Brown ... Billy Ringel (as Dave Brown)
Josh Strait Josh Strait ... Medic
Kimberly Elek Kimberly Elek ... Little Girl
Matthew Harrison ... Golf Video Announcer
Sunny Doench ... Newsreporter
Justin Scot ... Golf Meditation Voice (voice)
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Storyline

Sick of her life, housewife Nancy just wants it to be over and done with, but rather than kill herself, she hires a stranger from the Internet to do the job for her. But fate takes a strange turn when she meets her killer and the two fall in love. Of course, Nancy realizes that love and murder do not naturally go hand in hand. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Drama | Thriller

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 2009 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

A Libertação de Nancy See more »

Filming Locations:

Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,324, 7 June 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$22,153, 30 August 2009
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Holly Hunter, William Hurt, Radha Mitchell and Stellan Skarsgård were originally attached to this project. See more »

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[first lines]
Nancy: It's like walking on fake ground upside down, choking.
Carol: Oh, is that what you think love feels like?
Nancy: No. Death is like sucking pure oxygen.
Carol: And life?
Nancy: It's like being trapped inside the wrong house looking for a way out.
Carol: Well, how do you know you'll be able to breathe once you die?
Nancy: Because I'll be outside my body. I'll be floating and free.
Carol: How do you know? How do you know it won't be worse?
Nancy: I know it will be better than this.
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11 April 2009 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

Maria Bello doesn't seem to care what people think of her choices in movie roles. Again she chooses a very difficult and not popular movie to star in. Maybe she needs those movies, to get off the sugar coated (aka "Hollywood") ones she does here and then (Coyote Ugly and of course Mummy 3).

While I think fails to achieve what it sets out to do (I won't spoil that), Maria Bello is as great as in her other independent/small movies she stars in. It's her performance that elevates this movie. This combined with the strange subject matter almost did the trick for me. But in the end (and even if I try to overlook some flaws, like bad pacing and dramaturgy), the movie is still too long


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