Felicia's Journey (1999)
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as Joseph Hilditch
as Felicia's Father
as Shay Mulroone
as Johnny Lysaght
as Jumble Sale Woman
as Mrs. Lysaght
as Miss Calligary
as Television Director
as Customs Officer
as Old Woman
as Bag Lady
as Young Hilditch
as Felicia's Great Grandmother
Critic Reviews for Felicia's Journey
Likeluy divide critics and viewers, this is a simpler and less layered film than other works from Egoyan, who seems unable to infuse the pyschological thriller with his characteristic humor and irony.
Every time we think we know what's going to happen, the story spins off in a curious new direction...
A strange but compelling tale about trust, pain, and the miraculous power of healing.
Audience Reviews for Felicia's Journey
Not only is this complex & creepy 90's thriller worth watching , but the DVD's audio commentary by director Atom Egoyon actually enhances the film after you've watched it
Creepy and fascinating especially the Bob Hoskins character. He is a lonely man who is a professinal cook and a serial killer. There is also the Elaine Cassidy character who found out that she is pregnant and goes to Ireland to find her bf (who left to go find work) since he is the one responsible for getting her pregnant. Hilditch(Hoskins) and Felicia(Cassidy) meet unexpectedly and this is where Atom Egoyan goes into his fav filmmaking trademark. Exploring themes of isolated, alienated charcters dealing with loss, grief, guilt, despair and a non linear story arc. The last scene of the film felt a slight disappointing but I still felt this picture is p work from Atom Egoyan. After Egoyan's "Exotica", and "The Sweet Hereafter", "Felicia's Journey" imo is a near masterpiece.
This movie is genuinely terrifying. Anyone who truly observes Hoskins' portrayal of a troubled serial killer will come away from this film mesmerized and horrified by its realism.
Felicia's Journey Quotes
|Hilditch:||A child needs to be surrounded by all the love it can.|
|Hilditch:||We're not in this world to cause pain, dear.|
|Hilditch:||I wouldn't like to you to think I'd misled you.|
|Hilditch:||Food must be served by caring hands...it lifts our spirits. It makes us feel loved.|