Alfie

Production year: 2004

Comedy R   Running time: 1:45

IMDB rating:   6.2     Aspect: Wide;  Languages: English, French;  Subtitles: English, Spanish;  Audio: DD 5.1

Jude Law's Alfie, much like Michael Caine's Alfie in the 1966 original, is what you'd call an unrepentant womanizer. He beds 'em but never weds 'em, and New York provides ample opportunity to continue the process--until reality slaps him in the face. Because Jude Law is, well, Jude Law, you can see why he gets away with it as long as he does, and the actor also pulls off the usually awkward trick of narrating directly to the camera. Neither his Alfie, however, nor director Charles Shyer's remake emerges completely without scratches. Law has a Chesire Cat carnality, but he emanates too much intellect to buy him as the relatively dim bulb he's supposed to be. The film, meanwhile, is a bit soft around the edges; the whole thing would have more resonance if it wasn't quite so intent on watching the unrepentant repent. Regardless, it's a surprisingly thoughtful diversion, and there's fine work from Marisa Tomei, Nia Long, and Susan Sarandon as the women who understandably make Alfie reconsider his ways.

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Features

Audio commentary
Deleted/extended scenes
Featurettes/Behind-The-Scenes/Documentaries
Trailers/TV spots

Special features

Commentary by Writer/Director Charles Shyer and Film Editor Padraic McKinley
Commentary by Writer/Director Charles Shyer and Writer/Producer Elaine Pope
Round Table (An intimate discussion of the film's production, hosted by Writer/Director Charles Shyer)
The World Of Alfie
The Women Of Alfie
Alfie: Deconstruction Of A Scene
Gedde Watanabe dance footage with optional commentary by Charles Shyer and Elaine Pope
Let The Music In
Deleted Scenes with optional commentary by Charles Shyer and Padraic McKinley
Script Gallery
Production Gallery
Storyboard Gallery

Keywords

Alfie