Hello stranger. Depressingly adult anti-romance.
Compare with the the similarly themed and entertaining Carnal Knowledge for a look at what I think is director Mike Nichols losing a step or two - actually impressively little for 33 years down the road.
Set in contemporary London, a story of passion, drama, love, and abandonment involving four strangers--their chance meetings, instant attractions and casual betrayals.
Directed by: Mike Nichols
Release Date: December 3, 2004
DVD Release Date: March 29, 2005
Stats: 16,368 reviews
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May 20, 2007
September 8, 2014
Once in a lifetime a film/play like this comes up, one that works as a true mirror to our own faults, flaws and vices, embodied by four fascinating, multidimensional protagonists who hurt and manipulate one another, using their words as cruel weapons and revealing their innermost...
February 21, 2014
I don't quite remember this film. Watched it a long time ago. Not particularly memorable I suppose.
October 4, 2011
Based on a play (and written by that play's creator), this is a film about love, lust, relationships, betrayal, and a generalization about some, but not all, facets of human sexuality and desire.
It covers a period of several years and follows four people who all start as stran...
June 23, 2011
Quite a sexy film. Weird and unusual but the film is well written. A must see!
February 1, 2011
Mike Nichols directs a well observed and witty study of relationships based on the love quadrangle between two couples. Far from the usual sentimental drivel you'd expect from Hollywood style films about "romance", this movie which although can seem a little overly self conscious...
January 23, 2011
Fantasic film! I knew very little about this film going into it, so I had no idea what to expect. What I found was an intense, tragic story of the relatonships of four people. The story takes place over a period of many years, so the films jumps around alot, but I never felt lost...
January 13, 2011
Brutally candid in its treatment of love, lust, loneliness, and loss. Cited the play in my paper "Contemporary Drama Meets 20th Century Loose Mamas." Showed end of Anna and Larry's fight scene at an academic conference to illustrate how in modern society, it's not just the act...
January 4, 2011
Perfectly written, perferctly directed, perfectly acted.
December 23, 2010
The most realistic romance movie ever created with 4 amazing casts : Julia Roberts, Jude Law, Natalie Portman, and Clive Owen. The relationship between 4 people become more and more complicated in the movie. It's not a love triangle anymore, but quadrangle. Another not-so-ordinar...
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