One Hour Photo

Synopsis: Middle aged Sy Parrish works as a technician at a one hour photo lab located in a SavMart store in a suburban mall. Sy is a lonely man, never having had any friends. He knows much about his customers through the photographs they have developed. But he knows more about the Yorkin family - specifically Nina Yorkin and her adolescent son Jake Yorkin, the two in the family who drop off and pick up the family's photofinishing - the family about whom he is obsessed, than anyone else. Nina's husband, Will Yorkin, is incidental to his obsession since Sy has only seen him in photographs. Sy's obsession includes fantasizing about being their favorite "Uncle Sy". He has even been making an extra set of prints for himself of all of their photographs since Jake was a newborn. After an incident at work and after Sy finds out more about the family through a set of photographs, he decides to right the injustices he sees in the only way he knows how. His actions demonstrate his true mental state.
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Mark Romanek
  6 wins & 21 nominations.
96 min

as if they were my own.

I see someone had quite

a birthday party.

I did them

Oh, I wanted them

Um, the larger ones

are better.

I didn't charge you

extra for them.

Okay, um...

it's okay, I guess.

How much

do I owe you, Sy?

Uh, 30.06, but let's

just call it an even 30.

All right, thanks.

You know, we have a special

gift for birthday boys.


Mm-hmm. That's right.

Birthday boys

get a free camera.


what do you say?


You're welcome, buddy.

We're taking Jake to

Six Flags this weekend, so...

I'll see you very soon.

See you.

- Come on,Jake.

- Bye.

See ya,Jake.

Well, what a cool

camera, huh?


Good night, A.J.

That's just great.

Oh, look at this.

This is a great shot.

- I remember that.

- Nice truck.

Oh, you guys

are so cute.


You are so sweet.

Okay, this one's

going into the trash.

Let me see.

Oh, yeah.

Look at your face.

That's a classic.

Will, I need that back.

No, you're not

getting it back.

Will, I'm serious.

Don't give it to her.

Better give it

to her.

She's serious.

She's serious.


Told you.

Hey, how'd this one

get in here?

- Oh, that's Sy.

- Sy?

Sy, the photo guy.

Oh, yeah.

Sy took it

to finish off the roll.

I get you

anything else, Sy?

Oh, no, thanks.

Just the check's fine.

What you got there,

family photos?


Yeah? You mind

if I take a look?

Mmm, these are


That's a good shot.

These your,

uh, relations?

Yes. That's my little


He's a handsome boy.

Isn't he?

Yeah. l, uh, I got him

a camera for his birthday.

Oh. Well, you must be

his favorite uncle then.

I don't know.

Sure I can't get you

no more coffee then?

Oh, no. I'm fine, thanks.

Have a nice night now.

You, too.


What, pookie?

I feel bad for someone.

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Mark Romanek

Mark Romanek (born September 18, 1959) is an American filmmaker whose directing work includes feature films, television, music videos and commercials. Romanek wrote and directed the 2002 film One Hour Photo and directed the 2010 film Never Let Me Go. His most notable music videos include "Hurt" (Johnny Cash), "Closer" (Nine Inch Nails), "Can't Stop" (Red Hot Chili Peppers), "Bedtime Story" (Madonna), "Scream" (Michael & Janet Jackson), and “Shake It Off” (Taylor Swift). Romanek's music videos have won 20 MTV Video Music Awards, including Best Direction for Jay-Z's "99 Problems", and he has won three Grammy Awards for Best Short Form Music Video - more than any other director. more…

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