Wicker Park Reviews
Now to get to a further difficulty. Why must facebook be used as a log in. If I wanted to post on facebook, I'd do that. I probably won't be back to rotten tomatoes, because it's a rotten tomato for expecting commentators to only use facebook.
Saw this on 7/12/15
Those who expect a psychological mystery set in the backdrop of a romance will be most definitely disappointed as it's a romantic film with a non-linear narrative. I can't believe how dumb these critics complaining that this is convoluted, even a teenage kid can easily follow this. There are not many coincidences, but one or two may seem over the top. What makes Wicker Park is the emotional involvement of it's actors especially Josh Hartnett and Rose Byrne with both giving performances of intensity superior than what the film actually deserves. Wicker Park may feel to be on the down slope at times, but director Paul McGuigan manages to keep it afloat by it's non-linear narrative.
The ubiquity of cameras and transparent surfaces (and materials) invites skepticism into the idea of reality. Mediated through all of these elements, as well as fantasy, the film denies tangibility and permanence, and points to the impermanence and intangibility of life and love. Nothing is what it seems. Everything is a projection, like an image onto a screen, like a fantasy onto a person. For all of these reasons, I return to Wicker Park yearly. I absolutely love it. (and so would Baudrillard I think:)