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Winter's Tale (2014)

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A burglar falls for an heiress as she dies in his arms. When he learns that he has the gift of reincarnation, he sets out to save her.

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Ellis Isle Doctor (as Michael Patrick Crane)
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Young Willa
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Oyster Boy
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New York City is subsumed in arctic winds, dark nights, and white lights, its life unfolds, for it is an extraordinary hive of the imagination, the greatest house ever built, and nothing exists that can check its vitality. One night in winter, Peter Lake (Colin Farrell), orphan and master-mechanic, attempts to rob a fortress-like mansion on the Upper West Side. Though he thinks the house is empty, the daughter of the house is home. Thus begins the love between Peter, an Irish burglar in his early 20's, and Beverly Penn (Jessica Brown Findlay), a young girl, who is dying. Written by Jack

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This is not a true story. This is true love.


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Rated PG-13 for violence and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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14 February 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Un cuento de invierno  »

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$60,000,000 (estimated)

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$8,007,059 (USA) (14 February 2014)

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$22,451 (USA) (6 February 2015)
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Trivia

Tom Hiddleston, Garrett Hedlund, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Luke Evans, Liam Hemsworth, and Benjamin Walker were considered for the role of Peter Lake before Colin Farrell was cast. See more »

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Little Willa is about 7 or 8 in the 1916, that would make her over 100 in 2014 when she meets Peter again. She looked very spry for 100+. See more »

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Beverly Penn: [narrating] What if, once upon a time, there were no stars in the sky at all? What if the stars are not what we think? What if the light from afar doesn't come from the rays of distant suns, but from our wings as we turn into angels? Destiny calls to each of us. And there is a world behind the world where we are all connected, all part of a great and moving plan. Magic is everywhere around us. You just have to look. Look. Look closely. For even time and distance are not what they ...
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The closing logo for Warner Bros. Pictures is also placed on old-fashioned paper. See more »

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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Caddyshack II (2014) See more »

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Masquerade Suite
Written by Aram Khachaturyan (as Aram Khachaturian)
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I loved this film!
18 February 2014 | by (Las Vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

I went to see winters tale this weekend and I had so many different emotions when I watched it. First, Colin Farrell is wonderful...he's really great in this roll as a thief but also as a man who falls in love. He really makes you believe he's this character. Of course all the other actors and the surprise cameo all really worked well together.

Not gonna lie I cried a few different times in the movie, I laughed, and felt so many other things while watching. I'm also a secret hopeless romantic so this movie is great for my fellow love story lovers. Honestly I knew from the previews it was going to have a spiritual and magical story line which I really liked. It's nice to watch films that make you think afterwards and during. So don't go expecting to see a typical story line, because that's not at all what you will get.

When you go see this movie which I definitely recommend, have an open mind and just appreciate what you're watching, honestly it's moving!


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