THIRD PERSON is a romantic drama film directed and written by Paul Haggis (Crash) which premiered at the 2013 Toronto Film Festival to negative reviews. The ensemble cast including James Franco, Mila Kunis, Olivia Wilde, Liam Neeson, Adrien Brody, Moran Atias, Kim Basinger, and Maria Bello.
Concentrating on three men and their romantic entanglements... each one of these stories unveils its secrets, testifying to the whims and complexities of life. Surfaces are deceptive in the Haggis universe, but as each story is explored we discover untold pleasures and pains. Life is never easy: it can be deceptive, inhabited by anger and jealousy, but it can also be surprisingly joyous.
Paris: Michael (Neeson), a writer who recently left his wife Theresa (Bello), receives a visit from his lover Anna (Wilde). The story explores their very complicated on/off relationship due to her inability to commit because of a terrible secret.
New York: Julia (Kunis) has recently been charged with attempting to kill her son, a charge which she firmly denies. As a result of these charges, her son is now in the custody of his father Rick (Franco) who’s trying everything in his power to take the boy away from her. Julia is trying at all costs to regain custody of her son.
Rome: Sean (Brody), an American business man on a trip to Italy, falls in love with an Italian woman, Monica (Atias). Sean is inevitably drawn into a plot where he tries to free Monica's daughter who has been kidnapped by an Italian gangster and is being held for ransom. Emotions run high as we and Sean question whether this is a set up or not.