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Broken English (2007)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 16 July 2008 (France)
Nora Wilder is freaking out. Everyone around her is in a relationship, is married, or has children. Nora is in her thirties, alone with job she's outgrown and a mother who constantly ... See full summary »

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Nora Wilder is freaking out. Everyone around her is in a relationship, is married, or has children. Nora is in her thirties, alone with job she's outgrown and a mother who constantly reminds her of it all. Not to mention her best friend Audrey's "perfect marriage". But after a series of disastrous dates, Nora unexpectedly meets Julien, a quirky Frenchman who opens her eyes to a lot more than love. Written by Writer

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for some sexual content, brief drug use and language | See all certifications »

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Uma Americana em Paris  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)

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$55,198 (USA) (22 June 2007)

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$955,625 (USA) (7 September 2007)
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Zoe R. Cassavetes offered the role of Nora to Parker Posey without an audition. See more »

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Vivien Wilder-Mann: The good ones get snapped up so quickly at your age.
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Dirty Party
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Great performance by Parker Posey...so what else is new?
26 November 2007 | by (Mercer County, NJ) – See all my reviews

I was interested in this film due to the mostly positive reviews, a story line that interested me, and having the opportunity to see Parker Posey, who for some reason has an intensely strong cult following, but is unable (or maybe doesn't want) to get to that next level of Hollywood movie stardom.

But then I started reading some pretty negative reviews from some of the people commenting here on IMDb, so it tempered my expectations. And maybe that was a good thing. I really liked this film more than I thought I would. It seemed real, understated, and "soulful," as Zoe Cassavetes likes to say about her film. It actually reminded me a lot of the movie, "'Til There Was You," where we see another seemingly desirable and attractive woman unable to find love, and clueless as to why that is the case.

Parker Posey's pain and anguish in some of her scenes was like watching a raw, exposed nerve. Great script and excellent direction by Zoe Cassavetes. I look forward to seeing what she (Cassavetes) chooses to do next.


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