It's All About Love

It's All About Love

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Director: Thomas Vinterberg, Joaquin Phoenix, Claire Danes, Sean Penn

Cast: Thomas Vinterberg, Joaquin Phoenix, Claire Danes, Sean Penn

     
 
An estranged couple are brought back together as they run for their lives in a future world where science as well as emotions have gone haywire in this sci-fi drama from director Thomas Vinterberg. In the year 2021, the world seems to have become a very strange place; an unexplained ailment is causing children to drop dead on the streets of New York, ice storms and

Overview

An estranged couple are brought back together as they run for their lives in a future world where science as well as emotions have gone haywire in this sci-fi drama from director Thomas Vinterberg. In the year 2021, the world seems to have become a very strange place; an unexplained ailment is causing children to drop dead on the streets of New York, ice storms and floods strike major cities without notice, summer is marked by periodic snowfalls, and a strange hole has appeared in the Ugandan sky that causes people to loose the grip of gravity and drift off into space. In the midst of all this, internationally known figure skater Elena (Claire Danes) is getting divorced from her husband John (Joaquin Phoenix) after an 18-month separation. John has arrived in New York City to have Elena sign the divorce papers, but after finally making his way through her entourage, he discovers her to be unhappy and out of sorts, and she asks him to stay. John soon learns that Elena and her staff have a secret -- David (Alun Armstrong), her manager, has had Elena cloned, and now there are three duplicates of her to stand in if she should be killed or injured. John's discovery puts both him and Elena in grave danger, and they are soon on the run from David and his underlings. Meanwhile, Marciello (Sean Penn) ponders the unstable state of the world as he flies from one place to another after a heroic dose of pills designed to combat the fear of flying. It's All About Love received its North American premier at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/13/2005
UPC:
0025192415128
Original Release:
2003
Rating:
R
Source:
Universal Studios
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:46:00
Sales rank:
75,609

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Joaquin Phoenix John
Claire Danes Elena
Sean Penn Marciello
Douglas Henshall Michael
Alun Armstrong David
Margo Martindale Betsy
Mark Strong Arthur
Geoffrey Hutchings Mr. Morrison

Technical Credits
Thomas Vinterberg Director,Screenwriter
Kristian Eidnes Andersen Sound/Sound Designer
Rene Van Dien Berg Sound/Sound Designer
Bo Ehrhardt Executive Producer
Tomas Eskilsson Co-producer
Brigitte Hald Producer
Peter Aalbæk Jensen Executive Producer
Lars Jönsson Co-producer
Jette Lehmann Art Director
Ellen Lens Costumes/Costume Designer
Tim Lewis Asst. Director
Tim Lewis Asst. Director
Anthony Dod Mantle Cinematographer
Mogens Rukov Screenwriter
Joyce Nettles Casting
Valdís Óskarsdóttir Editor
Zbigniew Preisner Score Composer
Lars Bredo Rahbek Executive Producer
Ilene Starger Casting
Ad Stoop Sound/Sound Designer
Els Van De Vorst Co-producer
Ben Van Os Production Designer
Paul Webster Executive Producer
James Wilson Executive Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- It's All About Love
1. Divorce Papers [4:55]
2. Preparations [6:54]
3. The Big Show [6:56]
4. A Disturbing Encounter [5:27]
5. In Deep Trouble [6:17]
6. On the Run [7:01]
7. Pursued [5:22]
8. Too Much to Take [8:50]
9. A Farewell Drink [5:07]
10. Who to Trust? [7:12]
11. Too Many Questions [7:19]
12. The Arena [3:15]
13. Multiple Murders [7:12]
14. The Middle of Nowhere [8:31]
15. Broken Hearts [6:04]
16. Sleep Well [8:48]

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It's All About Love 1.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
OK. INTERESTING PLOT, BUT TERRIBLE MOVIE. ONE OF THE WORST MOVIES OF THE YEAR. THIS MOVIE SHOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN MADE. ITS NOTHING MORE THAN A SHORT STORY SPREAD OUT IN A WAY THAT MAKES NO SENSE WHATSOEVER. ITS THE FUTURE, BUT NOTHING HAS REALLY CHANGED EXPECT PEOPLE ARE DYING AND MIRACLES ARE BEING PERFORMED. OH YEAH, THE CLONING THING IS ADDRESSED TO, BUT ITS SO TERRIBLE. PEOPLE SHOULD PAY YOU TO HAVE THIS MOVIE. AVOID AT ALL COSTS. CLAIRE DANES ICE SKATING? SEAN PENN TRAVELING NON-STOP IN A PLANE, AND FAKE POLISH ACCENTS?WHAT?
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoy watching Joaquin Phoenix as he is one of the best actors around, but this movie is truly one of the worst ever! I had to make myself watch the whole thing in hopes there might be some reason as to why it ever got made in the first place. It's really an awful mess with bad acting, plot lines and characters. If you want to get back at someone, recommend this movie to them! Tell them it's great and to wait for the surprise ending! I want my time back that I wasted on this. What was Joaquin thinking? Did Sean Penn owe someone a favor? Clare Danes must not have read the script prior to signing on to do this. Yes, it's that BAD!
Guest More than 1 year ago
When a film begins with a statement like this from the main character, it usually means that a biopic about a terminally ill patient is coming or that the director wants to make it clear that you're in for a downer. In IT'S ALL ABOUT LOVE it is clearly the second alternative. One has the feeling that Thomas Vinterberg and writer Mogens Rukov had in mind to make some visceral musings on the future of the planet given the current state of abuse of the environment and human relations, but the result is a convoluted mess of an admixture of infantile script and plodding camera work and silly character non-development that is more of a bore than a sociological/psychological/environmentalist wake-up call. Year: 2021 though costumes, cars, technology are very much 2005. The TV Big Brother (newscasters) are calmly reporting that Uganda is freezing, that countries in Africa are loosing gravitational pull, and everywhere in the world people are dying in the streets (merely stepped over by pedestrians) from a disease of the heart: the heart ailment etiology is apparently the lack of love and caring and commitment and relationships that have become extinct in this purely industrial society. Enter John Marchevski (Joaquin Phoenix) returning to New York for a quick stopover to have his divorce papers signed by his estranged star ice skater wife Elena (Claire Danes). But when he arrives in New York he is picked up by men who claim he must go to see Elena as she has a premiere that evening and couldn't meet him at the airport. Reluctantly John goes along with this (largely abetted by encouragement from his brother Marciello -Sean Penn - who maintains telephone conversation with him while flying in a weird jet (despite his past fear of flying). To make it brief, Elena has been cloned by the agents who manage her star career and have tied this into her family including her father David (Alun Armstrong) and brother Michael (Douglas Henshall). Elena senses all is not right, pleads with John to help her and eventually they escape on the run from the 'bad guys'. Oddly it begins snowing in July, John and Elena discover her clones skating and watch them murdered, and suddenly we're in a vast tundra of frozen land with John and Elena dancing while Michael informs them the 'association' had him sell them out in order for him to survive and Marciello just keeps writing about the world and chatting from his big impaired jet plane trapped in the sky for lack of landing fields and the Africans float up into the air etc etc etc. Yes, it really is that silly. There are some interesting panoramas courtesy of cinematographer Anthony Dod Mantle and there remains the underlying suspicion that perhaps the film has something to say but just can't decide how to say it. The use of Joaquin Phoenix, Claire Danes, and Sean Penn is a waste of talent and it remains a serious question as to why they signed on to be a part of this film. Maybe the good parts are on the cutting room floor...Grady Harp