Cassandra's DreamOctober 26, 2007
The tale of two brothers with serious financial woes. When a third party proposes they turn to crime, things go bad and the two become enemies.
Release Year: 2007
Rating: 6.8/10 (26,730 voted)
Critic's Score: 49/100
Stars: Colin Farrell, Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell
Two London brothers are hard-up for cash, and both have girls to look out for, too. When rich Uncle Howard comes to town and agrees to help them out, he admits his finances are under investigation, and he asks them to do him a favor and "take care of" an old business relation to keep his trouble under wraps – he says that they're family, and since he always takes care of them, the least they could do is help him out this once, as they're the only ones he can trust. The film follows their struggle with the immorality of this request and how each brother chooses to deal with it.
(as Peter Hugo-Daly)
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Terry's Track Mate
Family is family. Blood is blood.
Release Date: 26 October 2007
Filming Locations: 7 Barlby Road, Kensington, London, England, UK
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $437,643
(20 January 2008)
(17 February 2008)
Did You Know?
Colin Farrell said in an interview that he "think[s] [he] did as many takes for this whole film as I did for one scene in
When distraught Terry comes to discuss murder at Ian's apartment, the whiskey bottle comes out twice after changing camera shot angle.
Ah, she's a beauty! I mean, look her – she's not new, but she looks new. He said the engine needed work.
I could do the engine.
I can't believe he's asking so little. It's practically a steal.
John Anderson said we could keep it at his marina – free of charge – at least for a year till his son comes back.
Ah, here he comes. Don't show you're too eager or he won't budge on the price, all right?
Crime and punishment in a modern, anonymous London. Two perfectly
matched, mismatched brothers. Yachts that cannot afford, dreams of
Hotels in California and an everyday of losing and losing. An
opportunity with a huge catch attached to it and, of course, the
inexorable is waiting. Crisp, fast dialogue. Excellent performances by
Ewan McGregor and Colin Farrel as the brothers, an outstanding bit by
Clare Higgins as the mother and the ubiquitous Tom Wilkinson as the
rich uncle from America. There is something endearing about the dimness
of the two brothers and we follow their predicament appalled and
entertained. The ending feels a bit rushed. I longed to be part of
those final instants just to catch a glimpse of that ultimate decision.
A morality tale from Woody Allen, what next?