DirectorAdam Brooks Story byJennifer Egan Duration LanguageEnglish
Release dateJanuary 11, 2001 (2001-01-11) (Sundance)
February 2, 2001 (2001-02-02) (USA) Based onThe Invisible Circus
by Jennifer Egan WriterJennifer Egan (novel), Adam Brooks (screenplay) CastCameron Diaz (Faith), Jordana Brewster (Phoebe), Christopher Eccleston (Wolf), Blythe Danner (Gail), Camilla Belle (Phoebe, Age 10-12), Patrick Bergin (Gene) Similar moviesFish Tank, Ken Park, Happy Endings, The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things, Brief Crossing, Another 9 1/2 Weeks
TaglineA story of friendship, freedom and fate that could only happen in the Sixties.
The Invisible Circus is a 2001 American drama film written and directed by Adam Brooks and starring Cameron Diaz, Jordana Brewster, and Christopher Eccleston. Based on the 1995 novel The Invisible Circus by Jennifer Egan, the film is about a teenage girl who travels to Europe in 1976 in search of answers to her older sister's suicide. During her search, she falls in love with her dead sister's former boyfriend. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 11, 2001, and was released in the United States on February 2, 2001.
Phoebe O'Connor's California dreamin' days are done. Lost and confused in 1977 post free-love San Francisco, this headstrong flower child (played by Jordana Brewster) decides to unravel the mystery of her sister's (Cameron Diaz) suicide in Portugal. In her desperate search for answers, Phoebe is forced to face the past, as well as disturbing truths about her own future. She falls in love with her sister's boyfriend and they travel together to Portugal. She finally discovers the cause of her sister's death and returns home.
Cameron Diaz as Faith O'Connor
Jordana Brewster as Phoebe O'Connor
Christopher Eccleston as Wolf
Blythe Danner as Gail O'Connor
Camilla Belle as Phoebe O'Connor, age 10–12
Patrick Bergin as Gene
Isabelle Pasco as Claire
Moritz Bleibtreu as Eric
Philipp Weissert as Safehouse Leader
Nikola Obermann as Hannah
Robert Getter as American Statesman
Ricky Koole as Nikki
The film received negative reviews from critics and holds a 21% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 61 reviews.