Felicia's Journey (1999)



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A solitary middle-aged bachelor and a naive Irish teenager transform one another's lives to arrive at a place of recognition, redemption and wisdom in Felicia's Journey, writer/director Atom Egoyan's adaptation of William Trevor's celebrated 1994 novel. Seventeen and pregnant, Felicia travels to England in search of her lover and is found instead by Joseph Ambrose Hilditch, a helpful catering manager whose kindness masks a serial killer. Hilditch has murdered several young women, but he has no … More

Rating: PG-13 (for mature thematic elements and related disturbing images)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Atom Egoyan
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 16, 2000
Artisan Pictures


as Joseph Hilditch

as Felicia

as Johnny Lysaght

as Felicia's Father

as Mrs. Lysaght

as Miss Calligary

as Young Hilditch

as Felicia's Great Gran...

as Customs Officer

as Salesman

as Shay Mulroone

as Television Director

as Old Woman

as Ethiopian

as Jumble Sale Woman

as Bag Lady

as Jimmy
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Critic Reviews for Felicia's Journey

All Critics (68) | Top Critics (16)

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.

Full Review… | July 1, 2006
Top Critic

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 19, 2002
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

It took awhile to sink in, but I liked Felicia's Journey very much.

Full Review… | May 26, 2006
Combustible Celluloid

Every time we think we know what's going to happen, the story spins off in a curious new direction...

Full Review… | June 23, 2002
Kalamazoo Gazette

[Egoyan's] still an arty hack in search of meaning.

Full Review… | March 8, 2002
Matinee Magazine

Audience Reviews for Felicia's Journey

Ah yes. My good friend Atom Egoyan. He may ignore me in the streets but this was the period of time when he was coming up with some very rewarding films. No comment about the time before or time after. Where is Elaine Cassidy after this? She was great here as was Bob Hoskins playing counter to his usual role.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

Super Reviewer


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.

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Brian R

Super Reviewer

A winner by my favorite writer-director, Atom Egoyan.
His work just sucks you into the intrigue. Good mystery.

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