|Starring:||Nia Long, Jane Krakowski, Dick Latessa, Mos Def, Jefferson Mays, Marisa Tomei, Marisa Tomei, Sienna Miller, Renee Taylor, Jude Law, Maris Tomei, Susan Sarandon, Omar Epps|
|Directors:||Charles Shyer, Elaine Pope|
|Studio:||PARAMOUNT HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Collections:||Sick Of Soccer|
|Run time:||1 hour 41 minutes|
|Rental release:||21 Feb 2005|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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Jude Law VehicleBy Thompsonic from St Albans, England , 02 Mar 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]This film is not great, as it appears to be more about advancing its stars careers than actually telling what was originally a great story. The two 'beautiful' co-stars, Jude and his real life beau, Sienna Miller have an obvious chemistry, but the pieces where Jude talks directly to the camera are very irritating. Even the nakedness of Sienna seemed to be solely aimed at getting young males to either watch or rent the film, as it certainly is irrelevant to the greater plot - although she is very easy on the eye! Ok film, but I wouldn't be in a rush to hire it
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Shall I Compare This To The Original?!By Richie77777 (274 reviews) from Essex , 18 Jun 2012
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideJude Law trying to speak like Michael Cane, I think not!
'Its been said that clothes speak the international language!'
People have always said that the Michael Cane original was far superior and for some reason, (just a few minutes in), I feel inclined to agree!
'Nonsense. I like doing things for you Alfie!'
I think this movie would have been far better had it been set in London, not NY.
'Are you fishing for a compliment? You should know by now they only come from me when least expected!'
'There's one thing that puts me off marriage and that's married women!' (lol).
When a woman would get too close to Alfie, he would back away!
'Never expected any thanks in this life. - You know what I mean.' - Being a pedant I will say that Alfie just can't pull off the, 'You know what I mean,' like Cane would!
'My sweet Julie.'
'Now it doesn't do to become dependant on anybody in this life.' (A quote from the original movie).
'Change your nature. You're a dead man.'
Win, Alfie's boss is amusing!
I like the bit when he forgets Carol's name!
'I've never seen a James Bond movie!'
Alfie seems have to have some warped ideals :
'I find that lately even lying to myself comes easy!'
The teddy bear just like the first movie.
You can't help but feel sorry for Alfie sometimes when women get over him.
'I used to think there was nothing worst than death!'
It just doesn't have the bite of the original. It still quite a fun movie though!
'It seems to me the problems you worry yourself sick about never seem to materialise. Its the ones that catch you unexpectedly!'
It just seems all quite obvious.
'As dead as disco!'
'Don't think I've forgotten my oath to completely change my life because I haven't!'
'In a flash I had my New Years Resolution : Aim higher!'
Always have a relationship to see you through from Thanks Giving to New Years, (an interesting theory).
'There's an expression the Yanks use, 'Go with the flow!''
'Oh and did I mention?! - She makes a cracking good bed!'
It sounds like Nikki is bi-polar!
So why does he cheat on Nikki????!!!
- 'One of many!'
'I mention I like something once. The next thing I know I get it on a silver platter!' (lol).
'I am going to do better. I promise.'
'Sure you do Alfie. You've had plenty of experience dumping girls!'
'Nikki was a show stopper!'
Alfie apologises to one of his old flames but predictably she has moved on.
It reminds me of the film, 'Shame,' when he meets Marlon's wife outside of NY and Marlon is really upset, (when he runs into Alfie).
At the end there's lots of quotes from the original movie and I believe as the movie went on it was quite pleasing.
Lukewarm - Jude does his bestBy Rick-Deck (19 reviews) from London , 01 Apr 2012This is a difficult film to sum up,
Basically, I prefer the original film , with Michael Cain, where the Anti Hero was truely a bit of a git. Even still it was a classic. A bit like Saturday Night & Sunday Morning. A gritty real drama.
In this hollywood remake, we have Alfie played by Jude Law.
They have changed Alfie into a much more likeable guy.
The film runs at a decent pace til the 3rd act turns up at which point we enter 'SOUL SEARCHING' territory and it gets quite dull.
I was going to do this review a few minutes ago (still watching but close to the end) and give it a fairly positive 3 - but its too sodding Hollywood-Weep-By-Numbers b*ll*cks !
The acting is fine, the script is fine (upto a point) they could have done this much better thats the annoying thing about it
So now I am giving it 2.5 - Thing is, it seems a bit long but is actually SHORTER than the original Alfie.
Not the bestBy a customer , 06 Nov 2011Not funny. Depressing. A waste of Jude Law and Susan Sarandon etc. Was going to give half a star, but there is definite drama in this movie. The problem is, there is no point.
Dull & depressing!By a customer , 11 Jun 2011This film starts out funny but quickly goes downhilll and just ends up being quite depressing. Funny in places but not enough to enjoy. No storyline and and no real ending. We couldnt wait for it to end!
Brilliant filmBy KelSmell (185 reviews) from Telford , 26 Jan 2011
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideWhat's it all about - Alfie! I went to watch this film at a friend's house and I thought it was brilliant. Jude Law is a bonus for the girlies, but it is good. Ending was unpredictable, but very good and serves him right too! Very well cast. Would happily watch again.
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