A lonely doctor, who once occupied an unusual lakeside house, begins exchanging love letters with its former resident, a frustrated architect. They must try to unravel the mystery behind their extraordinary romance before it's too late.
The Music Hall in Tarrytown, New York stood-in as The Orphium Theatre. Upon seeing the posters in the display windows, Tarrytown citizens were actually very excited about the production involving Keanu Reeves and Vera Farmiga. Unfortunately there were no tickets being sold. See more »
So last time, um... I'm sitting there, and um... the Head of the Board comes and says, "OK, Max, what are you going to do for us this time if we let you out?" I get the old twitch working, and I go..."Well, um... I'm going to break into your house and then I'll kill your dog and set the house on fire. Then I'll dance through your garden naked like some mad, crazed werewolf.And I'll bite and I'll mangle and I'll tear the tongue out of everything that's breathing. Then I'll hurl myself into the ...
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I understand why some people did not like this very good film - it is slower, and it is not The Matrix, or Konstantin. This is a very good work, and yes, Keanu's character is a bit slow, silent and detached - but here is what he is like. His role is balanced perfectly by fiery and very funny James Caan who did a very, very excellent job. His part of a con-man is a great plus, and his part is almost The best in here. Vera Farmiga is another great plus of the movie, her part of a Russian theater actress is very cool, too. She does a perfect Diva here, and does it extremely convincing way. Well, yes, the movie is not a fast and furious action one, but this was not the intent. The very theater style of the film is obvious, and the nice link to the Chekhov's play is a warm heart-thawing welcome for all Russian viewers. Keanu is a very good Lopakhin and Vera is a very sweet Ranevskaya. And then, yeah, here is excellent Peter Stormare as a choleric and very short-tempered theater director with all his idiosyncrasies and craze. Casting was done very well, and this stellar ensemble of actors is a mighty element for the great movie.
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