Charlotte Sometimes (film)

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This article is about the 2002 film. For other works, see Charlotte Sometimes (disambiguation).
Charlotte Sometimes
Charlotte Sometimes Poster.jpg
Directed by Eric Byler
Produced by Eric Byler
Written by Eric Byler
Starring Michael Idemoto
Eugenia Yuan
Matt Westmore
Jacqueline Kim
Music by Michael Brook
Cinematography Rob Humphreys
Edited by Eric Byler
Kenn Kashima
Tom Moore
Release dates
  • March 11, 2002 (2002-03-11) (SXSW)
Running time 85 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget US$80,000 (estimated)
Box office $150,445[1]

Charlotte Sometimes is a 2002 film written, directed, and produced by Eric Byler.


Nominated for two 2003 Independent Spirit Awards, and hailed by Roger Ebert as a breakthrough for Asian American filmmakers, Charlotte Sometimes is a "mysterious and erotic" romance exploring the kinds of love for which there are no names or clear arrangements.

Michael Idemoto (Sunsets) stars as Michael, a reclusive auto mechanic captivated by an enigmatic drifter (Jacqueline Kim, 2003 Spirit Award nominee for Best Supporting Actress). Eugenia Yuan co-stars as Michael’s tenant and best friend who, despite her live-in boyfriend (Matt Westmore), may hold the key to Michael’s heart.

When the women in Michael’s life meet face to face, Michael is forced to choose between a daring tryst with an alluring stranger, and the habitual comfort of his bittersweet obsession.


Awards and nominations[edit]


  • Cody ChesnuTT appears as himself in the film, performing on stage, and several of his songs are featured in the soundtrack.

The score was written by Michael Brook (An Inconvenient Truth), who also scored Eric Bayler's films "Tre," "Americanese," and "9500 Liberty."


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  2. ^ a b c "Charlotte Sometimes press room". Retrieved 2007-01-26.
  3. ^ "Spirit Award listings". Retrieved 2007-01-25.
  4. ^ "Roger Ebert Moderated Q&A". Charlotte Sometimes DVD bonus feature.

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