Someone Else

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Commercial filmmaker Col Spector makes the leap to narrative features with this romantic comedy headlined by laid-back Green Wing star Stephen Mangan. Portrait photographer David (Mangan) and his longtime girlfriend Lisa (Susan Lynch) are all set to celebrate their third year together with a whirlwind trip to Venice. Though exuberant Lisa can't wait for the date to arrive, doubtful David seems to have become somewhat hesitant about the impending vacation. When David chats-up a loopy local named Nina (Lara Belmont) one day while taking a stroll in the park, the sparks between the pair are quickly doused when David begins to feel guilty about distancing himself from Lisa. Determined to make things right with his longtime girlfriend and get their relationship back on track, David confesses to his brief fling and gets kicked to the curb for his noble effort. Later, Nina admits that she's already moved on and isn't really interested in David anymore. When a local dating agency sends Lisa's headshot to David's slacker friend Matt (Christopher Coghill), the lovelorn lothario assumes that she isn't as happy being single as she claims and sets out to win his embittered ex back by any means necessary.

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Critic Reviews for Someone Else

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  • Someone Else is the top end of indie filmmaking, with a polished script and even shinier cinematography from Trevor Forrest, but it's low-key enough not to verge onto Richard Curtis territory.

    Sep 7, 2007 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Laura Bushell
    Top Critic
  • Spector, who's a fluid, straightforward director, resists the crutch of music until the final scene when he goes and blows it all by playing something stupid like... a Gary Barlow song.

    Sep 7, 2007 | Rating: 2/6 | Full Review…

    Dave Calhoun

    Time Out
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  • Too shapeless and unplotted; and Mangan's not-too-ruffled rueful affability hails more from sitcom land.

    Sep 7, 2007 | Full Review…
  • A muzak rendition of Take That's 'Back For Good' plays over the montage that ends the film. It seems a fittingly empty conclusion to a story that never really engages with its audience.

    Sep 7, 2007 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Performances and script are both first-rate, but what really rivets is how scarily /familiar/ it all feels, from the listless rebound romances to the forced insularity of post-breakup bachelorhood. Superb stuff.

    Sep 7, 2007 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Debut writer-director Col Spector draws out richly detailed performances, particularly from Mangan, and the script is bursting with all-too-familiar break-up clichés that can only have been drawn from bitter experience.

    Sep 7, 2007 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Someone Else

  • Feb 12, 2008
    love and relationships in london as a guy breaks up with his long term women, but other women finishes with him too, a wooody allen type film look at relationships, some nice moments in a brief running time
    scott g Super Reviewer

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