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London (2005)

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London is a drug laden adventure that centers on a party in a New York loft where a young man is trying to win back his ex-girlfriend.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Chris Evans ... Syd
Jessica Biel ... London
Joy Bryant ... Mallory
Jason Statham ... Bateman
Kelli Garner ... Maya
Isla Fisher ... Rebecca
Louis C.K. ... Therapist
Jeff Wolfe ... Jay
Dane Cook ... George
Lina Esco ... Kelly
Paula Patton ... Alex
Kat Dennings ... Lilly
Juliette Marquis ... Michelle
Sophie Monk ... Lauren
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In New York, the drug-addicted Syd is consumed by drink and drugs - missing his girlfriend London, who broke up with him six months ago after a two-year relationship. When Syd finds that London's friends throw a going away party for her, he decides to go to the party without an invitation. But first he meets the banker and drug-dealer, Bateman, in a bar to buy coke, and he invites his new acquaintance to go to the party with him. While locked in the bathroom with Bateman snorting coke and drinking booze, Syd recalls moments of his relationship with London, inclusive that he had never said "I love you" to his girlfriend despite her countless requests. Bateman also "open his heart" under the influence of cocaine and tells his impotence problem to Syd; in the end he convinces Syd to talk to London. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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A Film About Love And Her Victims. See more »

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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for strong sexual content, pervasive language and drug use, and some violence | See all certifications »

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UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 February 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Лондон See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

£14,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,667, 12 February 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$12,667, 12 February 2006
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2.35 : 1
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Dane Cook, the actor that plays George, actually uses some of the lines from his stand up comedy show in the film. See more »

Quotes

Bateman: [while Fighting] Come on, then, you fucking slag! You cunts! Fucking niggers!
[while kicking a black party guest]
Bateman: Fucking cunt! You fucking piece of shit cocksuckers!
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LONDON
Produced, Written-By, Mixed By The Crystal Method
(P)& © 2005 Tiny E Records under exclusive license to Reincarnate Music. All rights reserved. Manufactured under license from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Inc. for Tiny E Records
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Smart, compact, interesting
1 April 2007 | by sideriteSee all my reviews

You have seen movies like this one. They are based on conversation, with a low budget and a few sets. Their strongest part is the idea and the feelings of the characters. Basically it is a filmed play.

However, unlike many of the movies in this category, this film is a great one. It's like the story of my breakup, but with a happy ending. Do they (a girl and a boy, always they are) remain together happily every after? It doesn't really matter. The ending is just as smart as the rest of the film.

All the characters play well. Chris Evans is both scary and pitiful in the role of this insanely in love guy, who can't control his jealousy, even if he is a nice non violent guy. Jessica Biel looks hot as always, but even if her character gives the name of the movie, she is not the main character and she really has a small part. Jason Statham has hair in this film! If anything else, this is something to see :) And he plays beautifully. Maybe he is tired of silly action movies. Joy Bryant plays a small part, just looking gorgeous and being a good friend.

Bottom line: a 25-35 demographic movie. I can't imagine kids of under 25 really getting it, although they most desperately should. It's a romantic film of sorts, but a male romanticism. I love these films, as they are so rare these days.


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