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Alfie (Widescreen Special Collector's Edition)
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- 8 Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary by the Director and Editor
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Like a lot of latter day remakes, this is very much a prettified version of the original. All of Law's conquests have model good looks- as does Law himself, for that matter. He's also a good deal more refined, in accent and in manners, unlike Caine's rather crude Cockney. He moves about in beautiful surroundings. And that loses an essential element of the setting of the novel. Alfie did not live in a beautiful world, and his conquests were not necessarily beautiful women; in large part they were women whom someone else desired- and that was what compelled him to seduce them.
Caine's (and the novel's) Alfie exploited weak women; for whatever reason, the director, or perhaps the producers, decided this Alfie's conquests had to be modern, strong women who use him as much as he uses them. That of course makes Alfie a good deal less of a cad; Jude Law's Alfie is not leaving behind the wrecked lives that Caine's did, and he becomes almost sympathetic at one point- a sentiment completely absent in the book and the original movie.
In the end, this version misses the essential Alfie- his inability to recognize flaws in himself, even as he rationalizes his actions and convinces himself that he's doing the right thing. The result is a shallow character study completely lacking the depth and impact of the original.
Alfie's a smooth talking Londoner in New York who does his very best to avoid succumbing to the dreaded 'c' word commitment. Along the way, we're introduced to some of his ladies on the go - Dorie, Julie, Liz and Nikki, to name but a few.
Alfie, a chauffeur, lives in a small Manhattan apartment and dedicates his life to seducing women. Talking directly into the camera, and preening with a self-satisfaction so complete as to seem a form of innocence, he expounds on clothes, the proper application of cologne and the various rules he employs in his libidinous pursuits. His goal, it seems, is to have sex with as many women as possible but to get close to none of them.
Each one starts off as a fling, but somehow manages to influence Alfie's life. He slowly starts to realize that he is actually alone and that there is more to life than what he has done so far.
Would I recommend it? Definitely. Although remakes do not usually come through smelling of roses, this one does. It's fresh, colourful and funny. Jude Law is magnificent, introducing us to a slightly warmer side of Alfie than Michael Caine.
At the beginning of "Alfie," we meet Alfie and it seems that he leads the perfect life. He is the kind of guy who is never with a women for a very long time, and after he uses them for what he wants, he never calls, or makes up some kind of story to never see them again. He is trying to tell guys that he could get whatever he wants, and he tries to tell the girls that he is preforming a service for them, because he helps them get back on track if they are unhappy, or something like that.Read more ›
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Jude Law's rendition of Alfie is one of a loveable cad. He loves women and doesn't know when he's hurt them......and then is aghast when they don't want to see him anymore. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Sherry Maloy
One of my favorite movies. The never ending battle between self and others and knowing you don't always get what you want. A+Published 5 months ago by Jenifer Murray
Jude Law is so undeniably adorable! He played Alfie perfectly.Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is a very cute and funny movie that gradually gets serious and tells a great story. I recommend it!Published 6 months ago by Denise
As good as or better than the original with Michael Cain. I really liked the story line and the supporting actors. Overall a great movie.Published 9 months ago by Max
I've always loved this movie. I'm going to have my ex-fiance' watch it! hahaPublished 9 months ago by Gail
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