The Truth About Charlie (Widescreen) (2-Movie Edition also includes "Charade")

Closed Capationed Starring: Thandie Newton & Mark Wahlberg Director: Jonathan Demme  Rated: PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned for Children Under 13
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG-13
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 44 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2002
  • Label: Universal Studios
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 2.35
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 2.35
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - French
    • Dolby Surround - Spanish
    • DTS Surround 5.1 - English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Making Of
    • Audio Commentary
    • Deleted Scenes
    • Featurette: CHARADE
  • Interactive Features:
    • Interactive Menus
    • Scene Access

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Entertainment Reviews:

New York Times - 10/25/2002
"...Most of the film's allure comes from the sensual, butter-voiced Thandie Newton; with her, Mr. Demme has found the 21st-century corollary to Audrey Hepburn..."
USA Today - 10/25/2002
"...Smart and easy on the eye..."
Hollywood Reporter - 10/22/2002
"...The production has an absolute sheen....Romantic, dangerous and fun to visit..."
Sight and Sound - 08/01/2003
"...A spirited, joyful homage; mainstream film doesn't get much more playful than this..."

Product Description:

Jonathan Demme's THE TRUTH ABOUT CHARLIE is a swirling romantic suspense thriller, a remake of the 1963 Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn vehicle, CHARADE. Set in Paris, the film stars Thandie Newton as a British ex-pat whose art dealer husband is murdered while she's on vacation. Arriving home, she is met with an empty apartment, the French police, and an array of mysterious thugs who believe she knows where her husband stashed six million stolen dollars. Mark Wahlberg plays the handsome, beret-sporting stranger who comes to her rescue, but who may not be what he seems. Special mention goes to Tim Robbins as a shadowy American agent, and Christine Boisson as the cool-as-nails police commandant trying to get to the bottom of the matter.

Demme's direction pulls out all the stops here, with dizzying camerawork, experimental flash-forwards and insane editing. It's a return to the Oscar-winner's pre-SILENCE OF THE LAMBS days, when his specialty were cameo-studded, pop-infused romantic comedy thrillers like MARRIED TO THE MOB and SOMETHING WILD. This time the cameos celebrate the 1960's French New Wave cinema with appearances by crooner Charles Aznavour, director Agnes Varda, and--singing a mad tango--ex-Godard icon Anna Karina.

Plot Keywords:

Crime | Mobsters | Murder | Mystery | Paris, France | Romance | Suspense | Theatrical Release | Thriller

Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: October 25, 2002

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  • Sales Rank: 46,954
  • UPC: 025192282126
  • Shipping Weight: 0.22/lbs (approx)
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