Third Person: Synopsis and Review [WATCH VIDEO]

By Hannah Aven Guarin | 2 years ago
Third Person: Synopsis and Review [WATCH VIDEO]

Sony Pictures Classics’ “Third Person” is a romantic drama film written and directed by Paul Haggis. It is set to open in U.S. theaters on June 20, 2014. The cast members include: Olivia Wilde, Mila Kunis, Liam Neeson, James Franco, Adrien Brody, Kim Basinger, Maria Bello and Moran Atias. Read on to learn more about Movie News Guide’s (MNG) “Third Person” synopsis and review.

“Third Person” Synopsis:


The movie had three different settings: New York, Rome and Paris. In New York, we met Julia (Mila Kunis) and her lawyer (Maria Bello). She was fighting for her visitation rights to her child with the painter Rick (James Franco). Julia was working as a hotel maid and was accused of beating her son.

In Rome, we met Sean (Adrien Brody) and Monika (Moran Atias). Sean worked as a designer in Italy. He planned on returning with embezzled fashion designs. Then he met Monika in a bar. She hated Sean’s advances at first but then managed to open up about her life. Monika’s daughter was being held hostage until she could pay for her ransom.

Lastly, in Paris, we met Michael (Liam Neeson) and his lover, Anna (Olivia Wilde). Michael was a novelist who was trying to write about Love. His estranged wife (Kim Basinger) was staying in the States, while he brought along his lover in Paris to play with. Anna had a strong personality. As the story progressed, her lively persona turned cruel, which could in fact destroy a good man.


“Third Person” Review:

Considering the cast and the plot of the film, the critics from Rotten Tomatoes gave the film a 33% as of this writing.

Peter Debruge of Variety liked how the director managed to make his audience think by leaving several mysteries in their own interpretations.

“Though virtually every twist on this emotional roller coaster feels preordained by its architect, the director leaves certain mysteries for the audience to interpret, making for a more open-ended and mature work all around,” said Debruge in the Variety feature.

Meanwhile, Hollywood Reporter’s Deborah Young mentioned in her review that the intensity in this drama film, which Haggis was especially noted for, was lacking. Young even noted that none of the stories were believable.

There you have it for the “Third Person” synopsis and review. It opens in U.S. theaters on June 20, 2014. Stay tuned here on Movie News Guide (MNG) for more news and updates about your favorite celebrities, movies and TV shows including episode recaps and spoilers, gossips and reviews.


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