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Lulu on the Bridge (1998)

Is she real? ..or did he make her up?

Original Title : Lulu on the Bridge
Director : Paul Auster
Writer : Paul Auster
Genre : Mystery
Drama
Country : USA
Language : English
Producer : Jane Barclay , Melissa Chesman , Ira Deutchman , Sharon Harel , Greg Johnson , Amy J. Kaufman , Peter Newman
Music : John Lurie
Graeme Revell
Photography : Alik Sakharov
MPAA Rating : Rated PG-13 for some violence, brief strong language and sensuality.
IMDB ID : 0125879
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poster for "Lulu on the Bridge" by Paul Auster (1998)
Lulu on the Bridge (1998) - Paul Auster
 

Starring

┬Harvey Keitel Izzy Maurer
┬Richard Edson Dave Reilly
┬Dana Lyn Baron Nancy
┬Don Byron Tyrone Lord
┬Kevin Corrigan Man With Gun
┬Mira Sorvino Celia Burns
┬Victor Argo Pierre
┬Peggy Gormley Dr. Fisher
┬Harold Perrineau Jr. Bobby Perez (as Harold Perrineau
┬Gina Gershon Hannah
┬Sophie Auster Sonia Kleinman
┬Vanessa Redgrave Catherine Moore
┬Mandy Patinkin Philip Kleinman
┬Greg Johnson Stanley Mar
┬David Byrne 'Laughing Man' Escort
┬Holly Buczek Dying Girl
┬Lou Reed Not Lou Reed
┬Tom Gilroy Restaurant Man
┬Paul Lazar Restaurant Man
┬Michael Cerveris Restaurant Man
┬Slava Schoot Russian Thug
┬Henry Yuk Chinese Thug
┬Fred Norris German Thug
┬Willem Dafoe Dr. Van Horn
┬Brian McGuiness Pursuer
┬Neil Donovan Pursuer
┬Socorro Santiago Paramedic
┬O.L. Duke Paramedic
┬Cara Buono Molly (DVD deleted scene
┬Stockard Channing Celia's agent (voice
┬Giancarlo Esposito Black (DVD deleted scene
┬Jared Harris Alvin Shine (DVD deleted scene
┬Karen Sillas Candy (DVD deleted scene
┬Josef Sommer Peter Shine (DVD deleted scene
 

Plot

A jazz saxophonist (Harvey Keitel) loses his capability to play when he is injured in a shooting at a cafe where he was playing. He sinks into depression when everyone charges in to take care of him, including his ex-wife (Gina Gershon). However, he discovers a stone with a telephone number attached. Returning the stone, he meets a young aspiring actress (Mira Sorvino) who in one of those film coincidences is listening to his music. Soon the two begin an affair which is fouled by his over-obsessiveness with her which costs them both a job at a restaurant. Willem Dafoe also appears as an anthropologist who is out to get the stone.
 

Comments

Bad acting, misguided, trite This movie is basically 3 or 4 bad movies rammed into one incomprehensible mess. This story can't decide if it is about a soulful musician learning to deal with loss, or a needy ingenue looking for acting work, or some X-files type creepy guys and a glowing stone. Although the movie has fine actors, none of them live up to their names or reputations. The acting is stilted, unemotionless, and trite. The ending is a seriously big let down. Basically, the whole movie is nothing. Avoid this and see something with some real depth about the afterlife, like Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure II or such.
 
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