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A Foreign Affair (2003)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  21 January 2003 (USA)
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Two brothers need household help after their Ma passes away. They decide to join a romance tour to Russia to find and bring home a traditionally minded wife.

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Jake Adams
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Josh Adams
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Ma Adams
Redmond Gleeson ...
Funeral Director
Rocío Linares ...
Cleaning Lady
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Library Lady
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Tour Host Ken
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Lena
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Angela Beck
Nonna Velikaya ...
Anna
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Two brothers need household help after their Ma passes away. They decide to join a romance tour to Russia to find and bring home a traditionally minded wife.

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They're not looking for love, they're looking for a wife

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sexual references | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

21 January 2003 (USA)  »

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2 Brothers & a Bride  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$4,580 (USA) (14 May 2004)

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$25,589 (USA) (25 June 2004)
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Actual tour clients and would-be brides appear as extras as the film was shot during a real St. Petersburg romance tour. See more »

Goofs

When Josh goes back to the hotel room to steal Jake's money from under the bed, Josh is wearing a shirt. Later on, Jake returns to the room and rewinds the video camera to view recorded video of Josh stealing his money from under the bed. In the video footage, Josh is wearing a huge winter coat instead of just the shirt he was wearing when he actually stole the money a little while earlier. See more »

Soundtracks

Funnel of Love
Written by Kent Westberry, Charlie McCoy
Performed by Paula Frazer & Tarnation
Used by permission of Universal - Songs of Polygram International, Inc. (BMI)
Courtesy of Paula Frazer & Tarnation
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Very funny
11 February 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am a big fan of Tim Blake Nelson, and he did not disappoint in this film about a real "mail order bride" service called "A Foreign Affair". In fact, the filmmakers distributed a copy of the catalog this company puts out. Otherwise, this might seem like a fabrication, I suppose. The film was about two mama's boys (actually mama favored the younger boy) whose mama dies and leaves them helpless and unable to take care of themselves. The older one (Nelson) decides they need a wife (singular...sort of a reverse polygamy), and goes to the library to check out the mail order bride industry. (Allyce Beasley has a funny cameo as the librarian). Then he drags his reluctant brother off to Russia in search of a wife for both of them. Several of the company's real life clients appear in the film, interestingly enough. I enjoyed it immensely, and I hope this somehow finds its way into theaters.


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