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A Foreign Affair (2003)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 21 January 2003 (USA)
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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Credited cast:
Jake Adams
Josh Adams
Ma Adams
Redmond Gleeson ...
Funeral Director
Rocío Linares ...
Cleaning Lady
Library Lady
Tour Host Ken
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Angela Beck
Nonna Velikaya ...


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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


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


Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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





Release Date:

21 January 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

2 Brothers & a Bride  »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,580, 14 May 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$25,589, 27 June 2004
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Did You Know?


Actual tour clients and would-be brides appear as extras as the film was shot during a real St. Petersburg romance tour. See more »


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 »


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Written by Karl Wallinger
Performed by Robbie Williams
Used by permission of Universal-Polygram International Publishing, Inc. on behalf of Polygram Music Publishing Ltd. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Very funny
11 February 2003 | by 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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