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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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16 July 2008 (France)  »

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Uma Americana em Paris  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$955,625 (USA) (7 September 2007)
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Gena Rowlands (Vivien Wilder-Mann) is the mother of the director Zoe R. Cassavetes. See more »

Quotes

Vivien Wilder-Mann: The good ones get snapped up so quickly at your age.
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Features Army of Shadows (1969) See more »

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When Love is Over
Written by Joe Lervold and J.Elle
Performed by The Joel Evans Quartet with Carla Helmbrecht
Courtesy of MasterSource
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Beautiful and Understated
6 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie was understated and may seem slow to some, but if you are able to understand the subtlety of Parker Posey's facial expressions, will you understand the journey of the movie. The French actor did a remarkable job at being real, interested, while avoid the stereotypical European romantic. His role was solid and his confidence greatly contrasted Parker Posey, whose role was a passage of the female soul during moments of indecision and self-doubt. To me, and to anyone who has had a similar experience, the movie holds great weight. I also was partial to the film's soundtrack, which features a great song by Soundtrack and Scratch Massive. It adds to the movie and to its subtle introspection.


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