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“I watched this movie like, five times on a flight to Tokyo after a bad break up. Yes, it kinda brought on the waterworks and it didn't help that Coldplay's The Scientist was the
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Wicker Park (2004)
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No, Josh Hartnett doesn't make the most convincing corporate up-and-comer in the world, but then Matthew, his character in this pensive romantic drama, is supposed to be uncomfortable in his business costume. He's a photographer at heart, a sensitive guy who abandoned that passion when Lisa (Diane Kruger), his enigmatic other true love, abandoned him. Their romance had an oddly abrupt end after Lisa left without a word, so when Matthew thinks he sees her upon returning to Chicago, he starts lying to his fiancée and practically stalking his old flame before becoming entangled in a strange tryst with a lovesick nurse (Rose Byrne). The MGM publicity department busied itself trying to promote this remake ofL'Appartement(1996) as some kind of heavy-breathingFatal Attraction, and director Paul McGuigan certainly fills it with enough slick split-screens and MTV-soundtrack moments to hype it, yet it isn't even remotely a thriller. There are flashbacks upon flashbacks--Vanilla Skybegins to feel linear in comparison--and the screenplay insists on spelling everything out so we'll be sure to get how thoughtful it really is, but it all isn't half bad. Though Hartnett is a little out of his depth, his gentle, beleaguered masculinity works well, and the women are both compelling: Kruger redeems herself after being more wooden than the Trojan Horse inTroy, and Byrne is quite good. Even Matthew Lillard does solid work as Matthew's vulnerable, big-talking ...
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Director: Paul McGuigan
Screen Writer: Brandon Boyce, Gilles Mimouni
DVD Release Date: December 28, 2004
Runtime: 114 minutes
Studio: MGM (Video & DVD)
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