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Third Person (2013)

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Three interlocking love stories involving three couples in three cities: Rome, Paris, and New York.

Director:

Paul Haggis

Writer:

Paul Haggis (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Liam Neeson ... Michael
Maria Bello ... Theresa
Mila Kunis ... Julia
Kim Basinger ... Elaine
Michele Melega Michele Melega ... Giorgio
Adrien Brody ... Scott
Gianni Franco ... Taxi Driver (Rome)
Marius Bizau ... Taxi Driver (Paris)
Olivia Wilde ... Anna
Katy Louise Saunders ... Gina
James Franco ... Rick
Loan Chabanol ... Sam
Oliver Crouch Oliver Crouch ... Jesse
Valentina Gaia Valentina Gaia ... News Reader
Riccardo Scamarcio ... Marco
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Storyline

Michael (Liam Neeson) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning fiction author who has holed himself up in a hotel suite in Paris to finish his latest book. He recently left his wife, Elaine (Kim Basinger), and is having a tempestuous affair with Anna (Olivia Wilde), an ambitious young journalist who wants to write and publish fiction. At the same time, Scott (Adrien Brody), a shady American businessman, is in Italy to steal designs from fashion houses. Hating everything Italian, Scott wanders into the Café American" in search of something familiar to eat. There, he meets Monika (Moran Atias), a beautiful Roma woman, who is about to be reunited with her young daughter. When the money she has saved to pay her daughter's smuggler is stolen, Scott feels compelled to help. They take off together for a dangerous town in Southern Italy, where Scott starts to suspect that he is the patsy in an elaborate con game. Julia (Mila Kunis), an ex-soap opera actress, is caught in a custody battle for her 6 ... Written by Sony Pictures Classics

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Liam Neeson, Mila Kunis, Adrien Brody and James Franco have all worked with actress Natalie Portman. See more »

Goofs

When Olivia Wilde's character is locked out of Liam Neeson's character hotel room, she is completely naked and in such conditions she runs down the corridor and stairs towards her own room. When she enters it, she can be seen wearing knickers. See more »

Quotes

Monika: You must need sex very badly.
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Crazy Credits

The opening as well as the first part of the ending credits share the same graphic pattern style as the lower parts of the glass partitions in the apartment of Franco's character. See more »

Connections

Referenced in La noche de...: En tercera persona (2017) See more »

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Chiaro
Performed by Gigi D'Alessio
Courtesy of GGD Srl.
Written by Gigi D'Alessio (as Luigi D'Alessio) and Valentina D'Agostina
Published by Warner Chappell Music Italiana Srl and GGD Edizioni Srl
All Rights Administered by Warner Chappell Music Italiana Srl
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'Watch me'
9 October 2014 | by gradyharpSee all my reviews

Paul Haggis both wrote and directed this very long movie (137 minutes) that plays with our minds in a way not dissimilar to his most famous similar film CRASH. The quilted story takes patience and close attention to paste each of the three running stories together – three (at times augmented) couples whose lives are altered in some way by a child – drowning, abusive by placing in a plastic bag, a conveniently imagined child – and it all ties together with slips of paper, pages of novels, paintings and other threads spread around Paris, Rome, and New York.

'Michael (Liam Neeson) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning fiction author who has sequestered himself in a hotel suite in Paris to finish his latest book. He recently left his wife, Elaine (Kim Basinger), and is having a tempestuous affair with Anna (Olivia Wilde), an ambitious young journalist who wants to write and publish fiction. At the same time, Scott (Adrien Brody), a shady American 'clothing designer' businessman, is in Italy to steal designs from fashion houses. Hating everything Italian, Scott wanders into the Café American with barkeep Marco (Riccardo Scamarcio) in search of something familiar to eat. There, he meets Monika (Moran Atias), a beautiful Romanian woman, who is about to be reunited with her young daughter. When the money she has saved to pay her daughter's smuggler Carlo (Viinico Marchioni) has stolen, Scott feels compelled to help. They take off together for a dangerous town in Southern Italy, where Scott starts to suspect that he is the patsy in an elaborate con game. Julia (Mila Kunis), an ex-soap opera actress, is caught in a custody battle for her 6 year-old son with her ex-husband Rick (James Franco), a famous New York artist. With her support cut off and her legal costs ruinous, Julia is reduced to working as a maid in the same upscale boutique hotel where she was once a frequent guest. Julia's lawyer Theresa (Maria Bello) has secured Julia one final chance to change the court's mind and be reunited with the child she loves. Rick's current girlfriend Sam (Loan Chabanol) is a compassionate onlooker.'

With a cast such as this the film works as well as it can with such obtuse twists and turns involving each of the three couples. The film 'feels' like it wants to be wonderful, but it just plods along too slowly to make us care very much about this odd groups of maladjusted misfits.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

Belgium | USA | UK | Germany | Italy

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

14 November 2014 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$38,856, 22 June 2014

Gross USA:

$1,021,398

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,624,761
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Company Credits

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Corsan, Hwy61, Volten See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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