Lulu on the Bridge

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"Is she real? ..or did he make her up?"
  • PG-13
  • 1998
  • 1 hr 43 min
  • 6.2  (4,176)

Lulu on the Bridge is a 1998 American romantic drama film directed by Paul Auster. The film stars Harvey Keitel, Mira Sorvino, and Richard Edson in lead roles. Lulu on the Bridge follows the story of saxophonist Izzy Maurer (Keitel), who is left deaf by a stray bullet while performing at a nightclub. Struggling to adapt to his new life as a mute, Izzy meets the mysterious Celia Burns (Sorvino), an actress who is a recovering drug addict. The two soon become inseparable and begin a passionate romance that is tested when they come across a lost and stolen red notebook.

The film starts with Izzy performing at a jazz club. After his performance, he steps outside to get some fresh air when a stray bullet hits him in the ear. The next thing Izzy knows, he is in a hospital room with his devoted girlfriend, Hannah (Gina Gershon), by his side. After being told that he is permanently deaf, Izzy struggles to adapt to his new life as a mute. He becomes depressed and reclusive, locking himself in his apartment and refusing to see anyone, including Hannah.

One day, while wandering aimlessly through the city, Izzy finds a strange red notebook lying on the ground. Curiosity gets the better of him, and he takes the notebook with him. It turns out that the notebook belongs to Celia Burns, an actress and recovering drug addict who is searching for her lost notebook. Celia is desperate to get her hands on the notebook, but Izzy refuses to give it up.

Despite their initial disagreement over the notebook, Izzy and Celia form a strong bond. Celia is intrigued by Izzy's talents as a musician, and Izzy finds comfort in Celia's presence. The two begin a passionate romance that brings them both out of their respective shells. They spend days together, exploring the city and losing themselves in each other's company.

Their happiness is short-lived, however, when they discover that the notebook they found is not just lost, but also stolen. The notebook belongs to a criminal gang who will stop at nothing to get it back. Izzy and Celia are forced to go on the run, trying to evade the gang and keep each other safe.

Lulu on the Bridge is a beautifully shot film, with a dreamlike quality that perfectly captures the whimsical nature of the story. Auster's direction is elegant and restrained, allowing the story and the characters to take center stage. The film also boasts an incredible original score by jazz legend Branford Marsalis, which is sensuous and haunting in equal measure.

The performances in Lulu on the Bridge are exceptional. Keitel is outstanding as Izzy, perfectly capturing the frustration, sadness, and desperation of his character. Sorvino is equally impressive as Celia, imbuing her character with a vulnerability and strength that is both captivating and moving. The chemistry between Keitel and Sorvino is electric, and their relationship is one of the highlights of the film.

Overall, Lulu on the Bridge is a charming and whimsical film that explores themes of love, loss, and the power of human connection. It is a romantic drama that will leave you feeling enchanted and moved long after the credits have rolled.

Lulu on the Bridge is a 1998 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 43 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.2.

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    6.2  (4,176)