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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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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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Sebastien Chenut who appears as one of the french guys in the café and Maud Geffray as the waitress are members of the french duo Scratch Massive who composed and produced the original score for the movie. See more »

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Jean Paul Clement: Most people are together just so they are not alone. But some people want magic. I think you are one of those people.
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Features In a Lonely Place (1950) See more »

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Moda de la Falla
Performed & Composed by Steven Hufsteter
Published by Meinemusic administered by Bug Music c. 2007
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"You know you're going to miss your plane?"
24 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

BROKEN English reminded me of the magic of BEFORE SUNRISE/BEFORE SUNSET in a Parker Posey "Tour De Force" with a performance that captures the vulnerabilities that all of us have in ever finding love. The film is a delight to watch, but in Ms. Posey, one of America's best actors, the story rings true in today's world of "work, work, work" and if you play, "God, I hope I find someone worthwhile!"

I loved this film on so many levels-fabulous cast, writing and of course, location-New York and Paris, are just two incredible cities that you want to find romance with someone very special. Melvil Poupaud was an exceptional discovery and his French charm worked so well on the screen. Vive La France! I salute Zoe Cassavetes who has directed and written a story that brought me back to remembering the beauty of watching Ethan Hawke and the glorious Julie Delpy romp and play in both Vienna and Paris with characters you wanted to stay with, and hope they would be together forever.

In BROKEN English, I would love to see another story from Paris on how Nora really found love and happiness. Merci beau coup, ZoeCassevetes.


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