Wicker Park

Wicker Park

On DVD: 
Tuesday, December 28, 2004
Running Time: 
115 Minutes

Matthew has a good job, a wonderful girlfriend, and is about to leave on a business trip that will help his career. But all that changes when he thinks he catches a glimpse of Lisa; his true love that disappeared 2 years ago. Now he is determined to find her and will stop at nothing until he does. He starts to uncover obsessions, lies, and betrayal that will leave his head spinning.

At first this movie seemed like it had a shot a being decent (not original but decent); however as it continues things start to fall apart. Just as you start trying to guess what will happen they throw in these weird camera shots and begin giving everything away. Also the writers seemed to have a hard time deciding what they wanted this movie to be: a thriller, romantic, comedy (due to Matthew Lillard), or a drama. The flip-flopping is a distraction. The close calls start to get beyond ridiculous (even though you get the feeling it is loosely based on Shakespeare), and it really drags through most of it. In the end it just feels like they gave up and made the end all too easy. The bonus features aren’t much either; there is deleted scenes, a gag reel (about 45 seconds & not too funny), commentary with the director and Josh Hartnett, a music video, photo gallery, and trailer.

Review by Kara Johnson