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11/24/07

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I like seeing movies this way. Wicker Park came out a few years back, I sort of remembered the trailer, something about a girl disappearing, but hadn't heard anybody ever say anything about it; so I went in to it really fresh. I hate knowing too much about a movie before I see it.

It's not a great film, but it's a fairly interesting one. When we meet Mathew, played by the underrated Josh Hartnett, he seems to have his life together. He's got a good job and a pretty fiancee, but when a mysterious girl passes through, his life is thrown into disarray; he stalks this unknown woman, lies to his fiancee and skips a business trip. What unveils is that this girl was once the great love of his life and the strange reasons why she disappeared.

The film is structured very nicely. The mystery is unraveled at a satisfying pace. The film jumps back and forth in time, but it's always understood where the characters are. It seems like films that have this many twists and turns get lost themselves, making it uninteresting or unsatisfying in the end. It was also nice to see a mystery about something besides murder, it's all about love and the complications that it can cause.

It's a good little film if you're in the mood for something slightly offbeat.


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