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Alfie (Widescreen Collector's Edition) (2004)

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  • Actors: Jude Law
  • Format: Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • MPAA Rating: UNRATED
  • Studio: MOVIE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B00077BOFG
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #60,211 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)
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By Brian Maitland TOP 1000 REVIEWER on Nov. 16 2010
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I had completely forgotten the 1966 original starring Michael Caine bar the vague memories that it was about a working class Cockney playboy who talked to the camera throughout the movie and that Shelley Winters was at her screaming best in this. Other than that, I had no recollection of the first Alfie.

That's a good thing because this version with Jude Law seems to show the character himself is not dated and all that was needed was to update the women in his life. This is where the extras are a great help as they intersperse the stories of both the 1966 movie and this one to give you a great idea of how each is every so slightly different. I will say one thing: The women in this one are all babes (Marisa Tomei, Nia Long, Jane Krakowski, Sienna Miller and Susan Sarandon) unlike the 1966 one which seemed to focus on the homely rather than the dropdead gorgeous.

Maybe that was the point in 1966 but as far as a moviegoer I want my eye candy!

The movie was much more than I expected. It starts off with Law as the usual playboy type and evolves into something much deeper, very contemporary and gives you far more insight into relationships without devolving into some sort of lame wimpy chick flick.

It's also a very hip and cool looking movie from Alfie's Vespa to Sarandon's pad to Sienna Miller's tres hip 21st century NYC girl cool.

In the end it's Jude Law who pulls the whole thing off with just the right smile or offhand comment that hits the mark in the delivery.
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Alfie struck me as a most unusual film. I haven't seen the original version featuring Michael Caine, so I went into this film with no expectations as to how things would play out. Things certainly didn't end the way I thought they would - but that it almost surely a good thing. Jude Law's modern Alfie doesn't deserve a fairy tale ending - indeed, such a flowery ending would have betrayed the real meaning of the entire film. Alfie is a charming little devil, but he's the worst kind of man - a womanizer who leaves broken hearts in his wake as he evades commitment and rushes ever onwards to more women, more cheap thrills, and ever more self-satisfaction. It's hard for me to feel too sorry for a guy like this when he eventually discovers that he's nothing but an empty shell and begins to look longingly at the things he doesn't have. He does come to understand exactly what he is by the end of the movie, but I'm not sure he ever reaches the point of redemption. Every time there seems to be some hope that he will change his life, he falls right back into the lifestyle he is supposedly growing tired of. It's important to note that, at the end, he is basically asking "what's it all about?" He still doesn't know - he's been hurt the very way he has hurt so many others, but he never goes beyond the pain to find moral redemption.Read more ›
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4.0 out of 5 stars You can never go home again... Nov. 4 2007
By D. Roberts - Published on
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This movie is a remake of a 1966 movie of the same name in which Michael Caine portrayed the leading character. This time around, Jude Law takes a crack @ playing Alfie. I've actually not seen the 1966 version so I can't comment much on that. However, the special features of the DVD compare & contrast a great many aspects of the 2004 version vs. the original. It's readily apparent that several of the characters (i.e.: Alfie's women) have been updated to the 21st century milieu.

Alfie is a commit-o-phobic playboy who lives a carefree, day-to-day life. Carpe Diem would be his mantra that he lives by. He certainly has no trouble picking up women, so many may ask what the "problem" is. Of course, the problem is that Alfie himself ends up asking this very question.

Well, the issue is that his decisions have an effect on other people, and frequently these effects are negative. Alfie is kind of like an octopus that has his tentacles wrapped around the lives of other persons, and the negative repurcussions of his sometimes rash decisions eventually come back to drown the octopus.

One of the most favorable aspects of the movie is the inclusion of Sienna Miller. She is an up-and-coming star who has grabbed my attention. She is a lovely young woman, and she also has genuine acting skills and a very credible screen-presence. In the current film she plays a sort of Britney Spears type of woman; drop dead gorgeous, but unpredictable, volatile and emotionally unstable. She's brought to mind a great many women I've known in my own life!!

The weakest part of the cast, for me, was Susan Sarandon. I know she has a lot of fans & followers and admirers and that's all good & well. It's just that, in truth, she's never moved me. In the present film she's supposed to be an older woman who is still a goddess post-50. For me, this doesn't really "work" as I've never thought that Sarandon was that hot to begin with. Her acting doesn't really make up the ground for the non-believability of her pulling off this particular role. Again, this is my opinion.

A lot of people are bound to find this film boring. To be sure, there is not a lot of "action" in it. The film is very subtle and is focused on relationships. It's quite introspective, with Alfie frequently going off on Shakespearesque soliloquies. Many people may not find this appealing (and some may even find it archaic), but I enjoy these types of films.
1.0 out of 5 stars Meh. Oct. 2 2016
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I really, really disliked this movie. It didn't seem like the actors had any chemistry and it was just plain boring. Not really my taste, I guess.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Marketing Alfie to Americans Jan. 11 2007
By Bolaji Sojobi - Published on
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As with most all non-original ideas, setting this version of Alfie outside London is a stretch in spite of the powerful cast of characters. Nothing can touch the original - and I mean the book; not even the Michael Cain version of the movie.
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4.0 out of 5 stars What a player! Jan. 30 2009
By Curtis R. Gasser Jr. - Published on
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I really liked this one. He is a version of a casanova (modern day). It should keep your attention throughout the whole movie. His mindset reminds me of Coglin in "Cocktail"
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2.0 out of 5 stars A fair movie, but an inept remake July 9 2007
By Michael J. Edelman - Published on
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Jude Law is a fine actor and does his usual excellent job in this remake. If you've never seen the original you'd probably think it was a decent enough movie. But if you've seen the original, with Michael Caine, you'd be wondering why they bothered to make this in the first place- especially the butchered version that resulted.

Like a lot of latter day remakes, this is very much a prettified version of the original. All of Law's conquests have model good looks- as does Law himself, for that matter. He's also a good deal more refined, in accent and in manners, unlike Caine's rather crude Cockney. He moves about in beautiful surroundings. And that loses an essential element of the setting of the novel. Alfie did not live in a beautiful world, and his conquests were not necessarily beautiful women; in large part they were women whom someone else desired- and that was what compelled him to seduce them.

Caine's (and the novel's) Alfie exploited weak women; for whatever reason, the director, or perhaps the producers, decided this Alfie's conquests had to be modern, strong women who use him as much as he uses them. That of course makes Alfie a good deal less of a cad; Jude Law's Alfie is not leaving behind the wrecked lives that Caine's did, and he becomes almost sympathetic at one point- a sentiment completely absent in the book and the original movie.

In the end, this version misses the essential Alfie- his inability to recognize flaws in himself, even as he rationalizes his actions and convinces himself that he's doing the right thing. The result is a shallow character study completely lacking the depth and impact of the original.