As a man contemplates moving to a new state with his wife for her graduate program, an old flame - a woman who often changes identities - reenters his life at a birthday dinner party.


Joshua Marston
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Erin Darke ... Holly
Rachel Weisz ... Alice Manning
Hansel Tan Hansel Tan ... Magician (as Hansel S. Tan)
FaTye FaTye ... Mike (as Gary F. Francis Jr.)
Zach Appelman ... Malcolm
Michael Shannon ... Tom
Michael Chernus ... Clyde
Azita Ghanizada ... Ramina
Omar Metwally ... Farshad
Frank De Julio ... Mark
Condola Rashad ... Sharon
Chris Lowell ... Brad
Tessa Albertson ... Tilda
Kelly AuCoin ... Dave
Kathy Bates ... Nina


This shape-shifting tale of the perils and pleasures of self-reinvention begins at a dinner party, when Tom's (Michael Shannon) co-worker arrives with an intriguing date named Alice (Rachel Weisz). Tom is convinced he knows her, but she refuses to acknowledge their history. And when Alice makes a hasty exit, Tom sets off after her. What follows is an all-night odyssey shared by two people, one needing to change his life, the other questioning how to stop changing. Written by Amazon Studios

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You are who you say you are.


Drama | Mystery

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Rated R for some language | See all certifications »

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The cast includes two oscar winners: Kathy Bates and Rachel Weisz. And one oscar nominee: Michael Shannon. See more »


Liebestraum No. 3
Performed by Django Reinhardt
Written by Django Reinhardt (SACEM)
Published by RDC Records
Courtesy of Cristal Publishing & Third Side Music
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Don't read the reviews of either of these two movies.
13 October 2016 | by peoplepower-588-227356See all my reviews

Just last week I noticed how much I was missing seeing some decent films, and then I wander into two this week.

The first was Certain Women.

Not that you should never read reviews, I don't mean that. But some films, like these two, are better to experience blind, at least the first time.

If you glance at the reviews you'll notice that some people like them a lot and some were just perplexed at how anybody could like them at all. But other than the fact that I gave it 9 stars so you know I'm writing this because I think highly of Conplete Unknown, you don't want to know what I know now that I didn't know before, because if you just trust yourself and the discretion of the fine actors who took these roles, then you might get lucky and discover something yourself. Cheers!

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26 August 2016 (USA) See more »

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New York, USA See more »


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$14,149, 28 August 2016

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