About Adam

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"He came. He saw. He conquered. One sister at a time."
  • R
  • 2000
  • 1 hr 45 min
  • 5.9  (6,719)
  • 64

Adam, played by Stuart Townsend, is a charismatic and mysterious stranger who arrives in Dublin, Ireland, captivating the hearts of everyone he meets. He's charming, good-looking, and seems to have an irresistible effect on women. The story begins when he meets Lucy, played by Kate Hudson, who is working as a waitress in a bar. Almost immediately, Adam sets his sights on her, and she falls head over heels for him. He wastes no time in sweeping her off her feet, and they quickly begin a passionate and intense relationship.

However, it soon becomes apparent that Adam's magnetism and seductive charm are not just reserved for Lucy. He begins to ensnare her entire family and social circle, including her three siblings: Laura, played by Frances O'Connor, David, played by Alan Maher, and the youngest, the eccentric and quirky Alice, played by Charlotte Bradley. He even manages to win over Lucy's father, played by Rosaleen Linehan, who is initially skeptical of his intentions.

But as Adam's influence grows, it becomes clear that there is something darker and more dangerous lurking beneath his smooth and charming exterior. As his true motives begin to surface, Lucy and her family find themselves plunged into a high-stakes game of manipulation, seduction, and temptation that threatens to destroy them all.

Set against the backdrop of Dublin’s vibrant nightlife, About Adam is a sexy, stylish, and smart romantic comedy-drama that explores the complexities of love, desire, and temptation. The film is told from multiple perspectives, with each of Lucy's siblings offering their own take on Adam and his impact on their lives.

Tommy Tiernan delivers a standout performance as the lovable and hilarious David, who is struggling to come to terms with his own sexuality. Frances O'Connor also shines as Laura, a successful businesswoman who is tempted to throw it all away for Adam's embrace. And Charlotte Bradley steals scenes as the quirky and endearing Alice, who is the only one to see through Adam's façade from the very beginning.

The film is beautifully shot, with director Gerard Stembridge capturing the vibrant energy and atmosphere of Dublin's nightlife. The soundtrack is also fantastic, featuring an eclectic mix of pop, rock, and Irish folk music that perfectly underscore the film's themes and tone.

At its core, About Adam is a cautionary tale about the dangers of falling for someone who seems too good to be true. It's a film about the seductive power of charisma and how it can be used for both good and evil. It's a film that will make you laugh, cry, and gasp in equal measure, and a film that will leave you thinking long after the credits have rolled.

In short, About Adam is a must-watch for fans of romantic comedies, dramas, and anyone who enjoys a good bit of suspense and intrigue. With its stellar cast, stylish direction, and smart, nuanced script, it's a film that will stay with you long after you've seen it.

About Adam is a 2000 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 45 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.9 and a MetaScore of 64.

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    5.9  (6,719)
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