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Michael (Law) hesitantly arranges for a prostitute while on a business trip in Vienna. His marriage is souring. His wife (Weisz) is already having an affair with a younger man. His relationship with his girlfriend ends and she travels home to Brazil with stops in Denver because of a snow storm. There she meets an older man (Hopkins) looking for his daughter who is about the same age. She also meets an ex-con (Foster) who is a sex offender. She decides to shack up with him for the night.
I could go on and on but you get the idea. It would seem the idea here is to keep the audience entertained by showing off some acting excellence. There is one great scene with Hopkins attending an AA meeting that fits the bill. But we don't get much depth with any of the characters so we don't care much about anyone. The film really doesn't have much to say. It's not like everyone's issues are resolved.
I'm not sure I understand the title because we don't really end up in the place we started. To the filmmaker's credit the movie looks good. With scenes in Vienna, Bratislava, Slovakia, London, Paris and Minneapolis subbing for Denver, the exteriors are nicely presented. This is certainly not the best film of this style, but not the worst either.
The audience must pay full attention to the stories as they unwind as there is a huge cast of characters and most of them, even though briefly at times, are interconnected. The film opens on Vienna where a photographer is taking stills of a Bratislava girl `Blanca' (Gabriela Marcinkova) who is being molded into a call girl while her hesitant sister observes.Read more ›
The story starts off with a young European lady at a photog's place of business.The man is really a photog/pimp.He puts up clients photos on the internet,filters the incoming calls and sends his beauties out into the world to make money for himself and them.Her first job as Blanka,is to meet up with Jude Law,a visiting businessman,at a bar.As he walks towards her he is stopped by two businessmen he had talked to previously,who now,of all times,want to accept his offer.Law tells them he is going to deal elsewhere.One of the men spies Blanka and starts to ramble on about her being a hooker,even getting her pic and name on his phone.Law,to avoid embarrassment,has to leave the bar and stand her up.Later that evening in his hotel room,Law gets a call from the businessman who actually met and paid her.She told him Laws name.Their business arrangement will now be renegotiated due to what he has on Law.
The scene switches to a dentist who has a thing for his assistant.He seeks help with his emotions with a therapist and his imaan.He even goes so far as to follow her to the airport.Law's wife,in the meantime,has had an on going affair with a young Brazilian photog who works for her company.Today she is having one last fling with him and ending her affair.The photog goes home only to find HIS Brazilian girlfriend has left him because of his affair with Law's wife.She flies back to Rio.Read more ›
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This story spans across Europe and North America. Characters are dry is London, Paris, Vienna, Denver and Phoenix. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Eugenia
I've seen Anthony Hopkins in better movies but still a good movie!Published 7 months ago by Andrea E Boulette
love cast,and fact that all these stories seemed to intertwinePublished 7 months ago by James Harris
You really can't miss any, paying attention is a must if you want to see how it all comes 360. But good, it all does, eventually!Published 7 months ago by John L. Hellmann Jr.
Just very good not great. The performances were fine but, I was left hoping for more by the end....would watch it again.Published 7 months ago by A vet
No real point to the story. There are a lot better movies to spend you time on.Published 7 months ago by John Cokayne
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