Charlotte Sometimes (film)

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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 date
  • 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.


The title is taken from the song Charlotte Sometimes by The Cure,[2] which in turn is based on the book Charlotte Sometimes by Penelope Farmer.[3]


The film is a "mysterious and erotic" romance, exploring the kinds of love for which there are no names or clear arrangements.

Michael (Michael Idemoto) is a reclusive auto mechanic captivated by a woman known as Charlotte or Darcy (Jacqueline Kim). She is an enigmatic drifter. Lori (Eugenia Yuan) is Michael’s tenant and best friend. Lori has a live-in boyfriend, Justin (Matt Westmore), but may hold the key to Michael’s heart.

When the two 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 film score was written by composer Michael Brook, who was also the film score composer for An Inconvenient Truth . Brook also scored Eric Bayler's films Tre, Americanese, and 9500 Liberty.


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  2. ^ IMDb: "Charlotte Sometimes (2002). Trivia." Accessed 24 September 2016.
  3. ^ Penelope Farmer: „The Cure(d).“ In: Granny p’s rockpool in the kitchen. Blog, 9 June 2007. Accessed 24 September 2016.
  4. ^ a b c "Charlotte Sometimes press room Archived September 28, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.". Retrieved 2007-01-26.
  5. ^ "Spirit Award listings Archived September 28, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.". Retrieved 2007-01-25.
  6. ^ "Roger Ebert Moderated Q&A". Charlotte Sometimes DVD bonus feature.

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