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Wicker Park (2004)

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A young Chicago advertising executive believes a woman he sees in a café is his long-lost love. His belief leads to obsession, as he puts his life on hold in order to trail her.

Director:

Paul McGuigan

Writers:

Gilles Mimouni (film L'Appartement), Brandon Boyce (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Josh Hartnett ... Matthew
Rose Byrne ... Alex
Matthew Lillard ... Luke
Diane Kruger ... Lisa
Christopher Cousins ... Daniel
Jessica Paré ... Rebecca
Vlasta Vrana ... Jeweller
Amy Sobol Amy Sobol ... Ellie
Ted Whittall ... Walter
Isabel Dos Santos Isabel Dos Santos ... Chamber Maid
Joanna Noyes ... Mary
Kerrilyn Keith Kerrilyn Keith ... Female Customer
Mark Camacho ... Bartender
Marcel Jeannin ... Theater Director
Stéfanie Buxton Stéfanie Buxton ... Ticket Agent
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Storyline

Matthew, a young advertising executive in Chicago, puts his life and a business trip to China on hold when he thinks he sees Lisa, the love of his life who walked out on him without a word two years earlier, walking out of a restaurant one day. With a little help from his friend Luke, Matthew obsessively and relentlessly tracks Lisa down and while doing so, runs into another young woman calling herself Lisa whom, unknown to Matthew, is an actress named Alex and may hold the key to Lisa's disappearance, and discovery. Written by M.P.

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Passion never dies. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Chinese

Release Date:

3 September 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Obsessed See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,819,393, 5 September 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$12,831,121, 26 September 2004
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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Freddie Prinze Jr. was also considered for the role of Matt. See more »

Goofs

When Alex serves Mathew coffee in the champagne flutes, they both pick them up by the bowl instead of the stem which would be extremely hot to hold in their fingers. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jeweller: [holding a diamond ring] Magnificent, aren't they? "God's tears".
Matthew: Yeah. It's beautiful. So are the others, I... I guess I just have to make the right decision.
Jeweller: In the end it's not your eye that must decide.
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References Vertigo (1958) See more »

Soundtracks

Maybe Tomorrow
Written by Kelly Jones, Richard Jones, Stuart Cable
Performed by Stereophonics
Courtesy of V2 Records, Inc.
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good movie, overall - totally unexpected
26 July 2004 | by aishahansariSee all my reviews

well went to see this movie at it's screen test, where at the end, we had to answer some survey questions about the movie. before going in to see the movie, i thought it would be just another romantic movie but i was soo wrong...

the pace of the movie was just right...with flashbacks and character intro and perspectives on certain situation during the movie was quite interesting to see, plus how the story unravel very much satisfied me as it was totally unexpected...just amazing, plus the camera works/effects just so cool to watch...

i must say this is not your usual love story and it sure will appeal to all movie-lovers and it's just amazing!


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