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Heights (2005)

R | | Drama, Romance | 15 July 2005 (USA)
Spanning twenty-four hours, Heights follows five New Yorkers challenged to choose their destiny before the sun comes up the next day.

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Young and attractive lawyer Jonathan is soon to be married to Isabel but then he meets young actor Alec and they fall in love. Isabel's mother, Diana, finds out the truth about Jonathan who now has to choose between Isabel and Alec, and his choice is ...

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Rated R for language, brief sexuality and nudity | See all certifications »
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Opening Weekend:

$52,885 (USA) (17 June 2005)

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$1,158,405 (USA) (23 September 2005)
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Trivia

Mia Farrow was the original choice for Liz, but had to bow out, due to stage commitments. See more »

Goofs

The film takes place in the winter or fall season, but the Fringe Festival in which Alec participates is always in August in New York City. See more »

Quotes

Subway Woman: [to Isabel] You ain't got your own fucking life?
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Referenced in 16 Blocks (2006) See more »

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Los Teenagers Bailan Changui
(1998)
Performed by Marc Ribot and Cubanos Postizos
Courtesy of Atlantic Records Group
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
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Passion and Urban Ennui in NY
17 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film begins with the Glenn Close character, a famous actress who could be Close herself, giving a master class in Shakespeare to a bunch of Juilliard acting students, in which she laments the lack of passion she sees in their performances and, more broadly, in the world she inhabits. Which is a fitting, and ironic, prologue for a movie that looks at the ennui of urban lives and the emotional earthquakes that disrupt them. This is a contemporary New York character-driven drama, but it reminds me of a 1970s movie -- in a good way. There are slightly retro split screens, long-lens conversations like mid-period Woody Allen movies, and a sense of lightness in the directing style that never becomes slickness. It's also refreshing to see an independent film that doesn't completely deteriorate in the third act -- it's almost become taboo to tell a story that is satisfying in the world of independent film, because it's seen as a concession to Hollywood. But this manages to do it in a convincing way without selling out to the forces of cheesiness or convention.


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