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Thursday, October 16, 2014

An Official Selection Of Toronto International Film Festival 2013 & Tribeca Film Festival 2014 Starring Irish Acting Legend Liam Neeson Written & Directed by Academy Award® Winner Paul Haggis THIRD PERSON By Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Highly Recommended by Whom You Know Our Coverage Sponsored by Bergen Linen

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Previously on Whom You Know, Liam Neeson was featured for his superb work in Non-Stop. Our most recent Liam Neeson film is one a bit more under the radar and just as fantastic: Third Person. Neeson has the presence of grandeur just sitting at a laptop, and it's nice to see him shine in a drama instead of an action this time. A complex film that unfolds through the lives of three contrasting couples in love triangles, each in major cities-New York, Paris and Rome, Third Person is a highly intelligent achievement by the actors involved executing the Paul Haggis script, which can be confusing. Though we loved it the first time we watched it, we knew we missed some points. We watched it a second time listening to Paul Haggis narrate his views and that elucidated a lot. The Third Time was a charm and it all came together. You really have to pay attention to the several nuances in Third Person to appreciate the thought and hard work behind it, and it's one of the most underrated films we've seen recently. If you like layers and you are curious, you will love this.

Of course, we love that Liam Neeson played a writer and was typing away at his laptop, but his is at a hotel in Paris. (We're working on that!) And come on Liam, where is your Lenovo ThinkPad? We were happy to see Kim Basinger cast as his wife and she plays it brilliantly, and you might think Anna, played expertly by Olivia Wilde, has the luckiest life on earth until you see what her life is really like. Put the wine aside and pay attention! That's the Paris triangle. The New York triangle is populated by Mila Kunis, James Franco and Loan Chabanol, with Maria Bello providing an interesting character twist. The forlorn Kunis excels the most in her well-played agony-we love how the stuffed bunny is the last one standing- and we hope that New York has not eaten up her character. There's a kind glimpse into humanity in her bathroom scene. Finally, melancholy Adrien Brody and Moran Atias are the most charming couple in Rome. Sit tight while disaster cuts from city to city in opposing scenes in the opening moments.

The role of water we found quite fascinating from pools to fountains and note that paint is also a liquid medium. Pay attention to the water. Pay attention to the color white, and what does white really symbolize?

The first time you watch this you'll have so many questions. If you are of course watching for fun and not reviewing the movie, you should also have a pen and paper to jot the confusing. Who is Daniel?

We love the American references in Rome-Bar Americano, ordering a hamburger, wanting a cold drink...and one of the best moments was with a bathrobe. Another high point was Club Napoli and moments of joy are fireworks in the heavy drama.  It's not all gloom and doom.

Other than the super-complex plot, we really loved the transitions. So much thought and perfection in execution was put into transitions in The Third Person. The camera angles were superlative as well.

What would you do for love?
Would you give up all your money?
Would you find all the white flowers?
Who can you trust?
Who can you believe?
Did you make the right decision?
Like Alice chasing the White Rabbit, things in this film get curiouser and curiouser.

Listen to the film.
It's saying:
Watch Me!

Watch it once, twice or three times, and then reread this review, where we tried to mirror the foggy of the movie. 

The Third Person is Highly Recommended by Whom You Know.


From two-time Academy Award® winner Paul Haggis 
(Best Picture & Best Writing, Original Screenplay, Crash, 2004) comes THIRD PERSON, a collection of multi-strand stories of love, relationships and betrayal, debuting on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD  
Sept. 30 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The all-star ensemble cast includes Academy Award® nominee Liam Neeson (Best Actor, Schindler’s List, 1993), Mila Kunis (Black Swan), Academy Award® winner Adrien Brody (Best Actor, The Pianist, 2002), Olivia Wilde (Rush), Academy Award® nominee James Franco (Best Actor, 127 Hours, 2010), Moran Atias (The Next Three Days), Maria Bello (Prisoners) and Academy Award® winner Kim Basinger (Best Supporting Actress, L.A. Confidential, 1997). 

An intriguing and thought‐provoking film, THIRD PERSON intricately weaves together the stories of three couples, in three different cities, who appear to have nothing related -- but share deep commonalities. The three tales play out in three cities: in Paris, where a Pulitzer Prize-winning author (Neeson) who recently left his wife (Basinger) is having a tempestuous affair with an ambitious young journalist (Wilde); in Rome, where a shady American businessman (Brody) meets a mysterious woman (Atias); and in 
New York, where a lawyer (Bello) is helping a young mother (Kunis) in a custody battle with her famous ex-husband (Franco). 

Bonus features include a filmmaker commentary with Paul Haggis, Jo Francis, Moran Atias, 
Laurence Bennett and Michael Nozik, as well as “The Making of Third Person” and a Q&A with Writer/Director Paul Haggis.

THIRD PERSON tells three stories of love, passion, trust and betrayal. The tales play out in New York, Paris and Rome through three couples who appear to have nothing related but share deep commonalities: lovers and estranged spouses, children lost and found. THIRD PERSON is a mystery, a puzzle in which truth is revealed in glimpses, and clues are caught by the corner of the eye—and nothing is truly what it seems.

The film is written and directed by Paul Haggis and produced by Paul Breuls, Michael Nozik and 
Paul Haggis. Executive producers include Fahar Faizaan, Andrew David Hopkins, Guy Tannahill, 
Nils Dünker, Anatole Taubman, Arcadiy Golubovich and Timothy D. O’Hair. 

Bonus Features:
§ Filmmaker Commentary with Paul Haggis, Jo Francis, Moran Atias, Laurence Bennett & Michael Nozik 
§ Q&A with Writer/Director Paul Haggis
§ The Making of Third Person

THIRD PERSON has a run time of approximately 137 minutes and is rated R for language and some sexuality/nudity. 

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