Saturday, November 15, 2008

Wicker Park

This 2004 film stars Josh Hartnett (Matt), Diane Kruger (Lisa), and Rose Byrne (Alex/Lisa). Matt and Lisa fall in love and have a passionate affair while Alex looks longingly on, seething with jealousy. All is going well with the couple until Matt asks Lisa to move in with him and she mysteriously disappears, leaving no details or clues as to what happened.

Fast forward two years with all characters living their lives, but not forgetting the passion that once existed. Matt thinks he sees Lisa in a restaurant and begins a relentless search for the love of his life. Alex uses this as an opportunity to insert herself into his quest by trying to pretend that she is the Lisa that Matt is looking for.

There are many twists and turns which I don't want to give away as it would spoil the plot for the movie for anyone who has not seen it. I will let you know that it wraps up in a unique and interesting way that makes this movie worth seeing.

Besides the story and the acting, one of the best things about this movie is the soundtrack. It has a lot of alternative music that really fits into the story. It has songs by Snow Patrol, Mazzy Star, Aqualong, and Coldplay to name a few. I loved it so much I actually went out and bought the soundtrack.

Please enjoy the following movie slide show with a song from Coldplay (The Scientist)that was in the movie. I will leave you with this thought as you watch

PASSION NEVER DIES (tag line)

2 comments:

TODD SCHNICK said...

I had forgotten what a cool movie this was...

MB said...

Don't foget the soundtrack...it was AWESOME too...