Sunday (1997)



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After loosing his job, bad-luck forces Matthew onto the streets. Eventually, Matthew encounters Madeline, a British actress who is divorcing her husband. Madeline mistakes Matthew for director Oliver Delacorta and invites him to her apartment. After Matthew tells her who he really is, Madeline confesses a secret of her own.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: Jonathan Nossiter, James Lasdun
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 2, 2004
Nathan Productions/Turtle Run



as Oliver

as Madeleine

as Joe Subalowsky

as Scotti Elster

as Suky Vesey

as Judy, Madeleine's F...
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Critic Reviews for Sunday

All Critics (32) | Top Critics (17)

It's Suchet and Harrow, exploring the wellsprings of loneliness, who provide the real glimmers of grace.

May 11, 2001
Rolling Stone
Top Critic

Feels more and more like an overly schematic exercise in cinematic hide-and-seek.

Full Review… | April 17, 2001
New York Times
Top Critic

A deceptively lovely romance, at once plain and magical.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Extraordinarily well-acted by its principals.

January 1, 2000
Houston Chronicle
Top Critic

Nossiter does such an admirable job of enmeshing us and his two principals ... in their strange fairy-tale afternoon.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Top Critic

The heart of the film is strong.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Audience Reviews for Sunday


What a crack pipe movie and as I was just starting to be interested it ended.

Leigh Ryan

Super Reviewer

[font=Century Gothic]"Sunday" starts at dawn as the denizens of a men's shelter in Queens, New York wake up and prepare themselves to face the world, hopefully finding some way to spend their days. One of their number, Oliver(David Suchet), a bespectacled middle-aged man goes for a walk and is accosted by Madeleine(Lisa Harrow), an out of work English actress carrying a half-dead potted plant, who mistakes him for a director she was briefly acquainted with. Oliver goes along with the charade...not having anything better to do.[/font]

[font=Century Gothic]"Sunday" is an unpredictable and moving film about people who are lost in the world.(It's not that Oliver could think of no way to spend his day. It's more likely that he does not have the money to do anything rewarding.) However, I do wish Queens had been shown in a better light than it is here... [/font]

Walter M.

Super Reviewer

Sunday is all Sundays it moves fast forward,annoying in its expedition of improbabilities.Little gifts and surprises and Nossiter offers us a great '97 diamond.Harrow is superb on this one,Suchet equally poetic.

Dimitris Springer

Super Reviewer

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