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Alfie (2004)
IMDb Rating 6.1
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Jude Law Alfie
Renée Taylor Lu Schnitman
Jane Krakowski Dorie
Jeff Harding Phil
Marisa Tomei Julie
Kevin Rahm Terry
Max Morris Max
Omar Epps Marlon
Nia Long Lonette
Gedde Watanabe Wing
Susan Sarandon
Sienna Miller
Max Morris (II)
Plot
Jude Law's Alfie, much like Michael Caine's Alfie in the 1966 original, is what you'd call an unrepentant womanizer. He beds 'em but never weds 'em, and New York provides ample opportunity to continue the process--until reality slaps him in the face. Because Jude Law is, well, Jude Law, you can see why he gets away with it as long as he does, and the actor also pulls off the usually awkward trick of narrating directly to the camera. Neither his Alfie, however, nor director Charles Shyer's remake emerges completely without scratches. Law has a Chesire Cat carnality, but he emanates too much intellect to buy him as the relatively dim bulb he's supposed to be. The film, meanwhile, is a bit soft around the edges; the whole thing would have more resonance if it wasn't quite so intent on watching the unrepentant repent. Regardless, it's a surprisingly thoughtful diversion, and there's fine work from Marisa Tomei, Nia Long, and Susan Sarandon as the women who understandably make Alfie reconsider his ways.--Steve Wiecking
Movie Details
Genre Comedy; Drama
Director Charles Shyer
Producer Elaine Pope; Charles Shyer
Writer Bill Naughton; Elaine Pope; Charles Shyer
Studio Paramount Pictures
Country UK
Language English
Audience Rating R
Running Time 105 mins
Movie Release Date 11/5/2004
Color Color
Personal Details
Format DVD
Seen It Yes
Index 715
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 12/7/2005
Product Details
Edition Widescreen Edition
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single Side, Single Layer
UPC (Barcode) 097363417545
Release Date 3/15/2005
Subtitles English; Spanish
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Stereo [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital 5.1
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Commentary by Writer/Director Charles Shyer and Film Editor Padraic McKinley
Commentary by Writer/Director Charles Shyer and Writer/Producer Elaine Pope
Round Table - An intimate discussion of the film's production, hosted by Writer/Director Charles Shyer
The World Of Alfie
The Women Of Alfie
Alfie: Deconstruction Of A Scene
Gedde Watanabe dance footage with optional commentary by Charles Shyer and Elaine Pope
Let The Music In
Deleted Scenes with optional commentary by Charles Shyer and Padraic McKinley
Theatrical Trailer
Script Gallery
Production Gallery
Storyboard Gallery
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