In Manhattan, the British limousine driver Alfie is surrounded by beautiful women, most of them clients, and he lives as a Don Juan, having one night stands with all of them and without any sort of commitment. His girl-friend and single-mother Julie is quite upset with the situation and his best friends are his colleague Marlon and his girl-friend Lonette. Alfie has a brief affair with Lonette, and the consequences of his act forces Alfie to reflect and wonder about his life style. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Nia Long who plays Lonette had a no-nudity clause in the contract for this film. See more »
During the scene at the florist's shop (supposedly in downtown Manhattan but filmed in Liverpool), there is a shot looking into the shop from outside. A couple of small Regency-style terraced houses, clearly inappropriate for the film's setting, can be seen reflected in the window. See more »
You're lucky you know. I rarely allow anyone into my flat.
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The Paramount logo at the beginning of the film is tinted pink. See more »
In the words of Sean Penn "Jude Law is one of the best actors we got" I
agree, so what the hell is he doing? The film is so ill conceived that
I'm not even going to talk about it, but I'm going to talk about Jude
Law because I love him. I'm also considerably older than him and I love
movies and great actors and on the screen, great actors can also be
great stars and when great stars are also great actors then you have
Spencer Tracy, Montgomery Clift, Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Johnny Depp,
Daniel Day Lewis even Sean Penn and a few others. Jude Law had, from
day one (a few days ago) all the elements that made the above mentioned
actors what they were, what they are, what they always will be. I'm not
about blame the failure of this film on Jude Law, no, of course not but
"Alfie" comes out on a year when we've had several Jude Law movies all
of them bearing Jude Law's name, but just the name. Not a glimpse of
the Law of Mr Ripley or Wilde not even Gattaca. In "Closer" he is very
good but he couldn't afford not to be. Great words and Mike Nichols.
No, I want to see Jude Law in dangerous projects with unpredictable,
brilliant, lyrical, powerful directors. I want to see him in all his
glorious promise. Is that too much to ask?
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