Drama Romantic - Like writer/director Paul Haggis's previous film Crash, this
is a very serious drama following a number of intersecting characters
and stories. Liam Neeson has the focal part, with the rest of the
cast in supporting roles of varying sizes from larger (Mila Kunis,
Adrien Brody) to smaller (Kim Basinger, James Franco). Language,
sex, and adult subject matter make the film not for kids.
Liam Neeson A MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST, NON-STOP Mila Kunis JUPITER ASCENDING, BLOOD TIES Adrien Brody DETACHMENT, MIDNIGHT IN PARIS, PREDATORS, SPLICE Olivia Wilde HER, RUSH, THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE Dir/Prod/Wri:Paul Haggis THE NEXT THREE DAYS, IN THE VALLEY OF ELAH, CRASH
PROFANITY: 19 F-words; 5 S-words; a few others. SEX/NUDITY: Sex and unrelated nudity. VIOLENCE: Hits without blood. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Frequent alcohol and tobacco. ACTION: None. COMEDY: Some comic situations.
Roger EbertFull Review Average Though it scores some points for ambition, "Third Person" is ultimately a disappointment.
USA TodayFull Review Average The muddled concept is forced to the point of breaking, the writing overheated and the story arc grimly perplexing.
Entertainment WeeklyFull Review Below Average Unfortunately, by the time we're done taking in the sights and Haggis finally coughs up his third-act puzzle-box twist, it comes off as a big metaphysical So What.
NY PostFull Review Very Poor Despite all-star casting, 'Third Person' is a crashing bore.
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At its heart, THIRD PERSON is much more than a collection
of love stories-it is a mystery, a puzzle in which truth is revealed in
glimpses, and clues are caught by the corner of the eye-and nothing is truly
what it seems.
MICHAEL (Liam Neeson) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning fiction author who has
holed himself up in a hotel suite in Paris to finish his latest book. He
recently left his wife, ELAINE (Kim Basinger), and is having a tempestuous
affair with ANNA (Olivia Wilde), an ambitious young journalist who wants to
write and publish fiction.
At the same time, SCOTT (Adrien Brody), a shady American businessman, is in
Italy to steal designs from fashion houses. Hating everything Italian, Scott
wanders into the "Cafe Americano" in search of something familiar to eat. There,
he meets MONIKA (Moran Atias), a beautiful Roma woman, who is about to be
reunited with her young daughter. When the money she has saved to pay her
daughter's smuggler is stolen, Scott feels compelled to help. They take off
together for a dangerous town in Southern Italy, where Scott starts to suspect
that he is the patsy in an elaborate con game.
JULIA (Mila Kunis), an ex-soap opera actress, is caught in a custody battle
for her 6 year-old son with her ex-husband RICK (James Franco), a famous New
York artist. With her support cut off and her legal costs ruinous, Julia is
reduced to working as a maid in the same upscale boutique hotel where she was
once a frequent guest. Julia's lawyer THERESA (Maria Bello) has secured Julia
one final chance to change the court's mind and be reunited with the child she
loves. Rick's current girlfriend SAM (Loan Chabanol) is a compassionate