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Third Person (2013)

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Three interlocking love stories involving three couples in three cities: Rome, Paris, and New York.

Director:

Paul Haggis

Writer:

Paul Haggis (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Liam Neeson ... Michael
Maria Bello ... Theresa
Mila Kunis ... Julia
Kim Basinger ... Elaine
Michele Melega ... Giorgio
Adrien Brody ... Scott
Gianni Franco Gianni Franco ... Taxi Driver (Rome)
Marius Bizau ... Taxi Driver (Paris)
Olivia Wilde ... Anna
Katy Louise Saunders ... Gina
James Franco ... Rick
Loan Chabanol ... Sam
Oliver Crouch Oliver Crouch ... Jesse
Valentina Gaia Valentina Gaia ... News Reader
Riccardo Scamarcio ... Marco
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Storyline

Michael (Liam Neeson) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning fiction author who has holed himself up in a hotel suite in Paris to finish his latest book. He recently left his wife, Elaine (Kim Basinger), and is having a tempestuous affair with Anna (Olivia Wilde), an ambitious young journalist who wants to write and publish fiction. At the same time, Scott (Adrien Brody), a shady American businessman, is in Italy to steal designs from fashion houses. Hating everything Italian, Scott wanders into the Café American" in search of something familiar to eat. There, he meets Monika (Moran Atias), a beautiful Roma woman, who is about to be reunited with her young daughter. When the money she has saved to pay her daughter's smuggler is stolen, Scott feels compelled to help. They take off together for a dangerous town in Southern Italy, where Scott starts to suspect that he is the patsy in an elaborate con game. Julia (Mila Kunis), an ex-soap opera actress, is caught in a custody battle for her 6 ... Written by Sony Pictures Classics

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Belgium | USA | UK | Germany | Italy

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

14 November 2014 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Amores infieles See more »

Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$38,856, 22 June 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,019,038, 19 September 2014
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Corsan, Hwy61, Volten See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The scene where Olivia Wilde gives the robe back to Liam Neeson took about 57 takes, because Neeson kept getting distracted with Wilde's body. See more »

Goofs

When Monika is in the American bar and is shown fiddling with her hair, from Brody's view of her, her (left) hand is below her chin; from behind her view to Brody shot, her hand is on her chin: plus soon afterwards flicking her hair back behind her neck (from Brody's viewpoint), when next to from behind her viewpoint shot, it still remains over her shoulder. See more »

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Monika: You must need sex very badly.
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Crazy Credits

The opening as well as the first part of the ending credits share the same graphic pattern style as the lower parts of the glass partitions in the apartment of Franco's character. See more »

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Sarai
Performed by Gigi D'Alessio and Anna Tatangelo
Courtesy of GGD Srl.
Written by Pino Daniele and Luigi D'Alessio
Published by Blue Drag Publishing Srl.
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Well-intentioned but Forced
26 September 2013 | by rm_777See all my reviews

*** MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS***

Paul Haggis has a heavy burden after winning Best Picture at the Oscars with "Crash," as high expectations have soon formulated any time he creates an interwoven story. Third Person, with its stellar cast and beautiful scenery, amplifies the hype, but unlike its predecessor, it doesn't deliver.

Third Person tells three love stories, featuring unrelatable caricatures. Liam Neeson is a Pulitzer-prize winner author, who smokes cigarettes in darkness and slams his Macbook when ideas don't seamlessly flow to him (people do that?). Olivia Wilde is a charming though emotionally-detached single-in-the-city gal. Adrian Brody is an American in Rome who detests the culture yet thrives in stealing. James Franco is artist-son of wealthy New Yorkers… really? The characters often lack chemistry and their development often seems forced to fill the 'love du jour' trend of love-then-fighting-then love again. The performances are uninspiring, with the exception of Mila Kunis, who plays an ex-soap opera star and single mother trying to get her life back together.

Haggis spent many years crafting this film, but he had to verbally inform the audience of many of the interwoven intricacies. The film will appeal to the New York liberal intellectual crowd who thrive on 'complex' characters, but ultimately, this movie is all sizzle, no steak.

After the TIFF movie premiere, Haggis candidly stated that for the film he had difficulty attaining financing until the last minute. Perhaps this was an omen.


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