the film which marks Winterbottom as a true and significant auteur, in the vein on Kieślowski. stunning colour filters from Sławomir Idziak, recall both the 'double life of veronique' and 'blue', as well as the exploration of duality of life and character. there is also something to be said for the commentary on voyeurism, and this quality within cinema itself.
A barely-baked attempt at making a 14 year old mute kid stalking and spying on Rachel Weisz seem endearing and then heroic. An extra star awarded because the Elvis Costello track that gives the film its title is simply astonishing and immortal in its brilliance. Too bad this film didn't have a snowflake's chance in hell of measuring up to the song that inspired its making. Two stars.
"No-one who wants you could want you more
Every night when I go off to bed and when I wake up
I want you
I’m going to say it again ‘til I instill it
I know I’m going to feel this way until you kill it"