• Breaking and Entering (2006)

Breaking and Entering

Release Date: December 15th, 2006

DVD Release Date: May 8th, 2007

R |1 hr 59 min

Plot Summary

Will (Jude Law), a landscape architect in London, is in the middle of a life crisis. His relationship with Liv (Robin Wright Penn), a depressive Scandinavian, is going nowhere. A burglary at his office leads him to Amira (Juliette Binoche), a Bosnian refugee whose husband died in Sarajevo. Will is drawn to the vulnerable woman and initiates an affair.

Cast: Jude Law, Juliette Binoche, Robin Wright, Martin Freeman, Ray Winstone, Vera Farmiga, Rafi Gavron, Poppy Rogers

Director: Anthony Minghella

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Miramax Films, Mirage Enterprises

Keywords: Daughter, London, Dark, Deception, 2000s, Forbidden love, Mother

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Peter TraversRolling Stone

    The actors, especially Binoche, do their damnedest to bring urgency to their roles. But despite Minghella's admirable attempt to tackle major themes on an intimate scale, the film goes down like weak tea. There's no kick in it. show more

  • 75
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

    One of the more intelligent, better-made new movies around right now, but, despite everything, it doesn't really connect with the nerves and heart. It's a romance without anguish, although the pain of love is really what it's all about. show more

  • 40
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Starts busily, and soon becomes a bafflement -- such an interesting cast, such technical excellence, so many intricate details and parallel plot threads, yet so little clarity or urgency.

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