Wicker Park

Release Date: September 3, 2004

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31/48 Les Winan Not nearly as terrible as the reviews suggest, but extremely underdeveloped characters and slow pace make it hard to love.

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Josh Hartnett keeps flexing his acting muscles for movie audiences by appearing in a variety of roles. He has been very successful in the past and this film should be no exception. This time he takes on the psychological thriller genre in this remake of the 1996 French film L'Appartement, which won Best Foreign film awards from both the British Academy Awards and the British Independent Film Awards.

Hartnett plays Matthew, a Chicago investment banker whose true love mysteriously vanishes. Matthew decides to leave the city and start anew. Two years pass and Matthew has moved on with his life (or so he thinks). Back in town, he catches a fleeting glimpse of a woman he believes to be his long-lost love. He begins an obsessive campaign to track down this woman, who must be his former love, and find out what really happened to her. Of course, his actions send him down a dark and dangerous path that could lead to self-destruction.

Production started on December 16th, 2002 in Montreal and Chicago on a budget of $30 million and wrapped early in 2003. This was after a couple false starts that were planned for January and October of 2002. It was originally titled Obsessed (for obvious reasons), but was changed to Wicker Park. On a cast note, Josh Hartnett’s role was originally offered to Brendan Fraser and Freddie Prinze, Jr., who both declined. (Marty Doskins/BOP)




Vital statistics for Wicker Park
Main Cast Josh Hartnett, Matthew Lillard, Rose Byrne
Supporting Cast Diane Kruger, Jessica Pare, Christopher Cousins
Director Paul McGuigan
Screenwriter Brandon Boyce
Distributor MGM
Trailer Click Here for Trailer
Official Site http://www.wickerparkmovie.com
Rating PG-13
Running Time 115 minutes
Screen Count 2,598
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