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 ...
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A ten-years-later continuation of Hal Hartley's "Henry Fool", where Fay Grim (Posey) is coerced by a CIA agent (Goldblum) to try and locate notebooks that belonged to her fugitive ex-husband (Ryan). Published in them is information that could compromises the security of the U.S., causing Fay to first head to Paris to fetch them ...
Mary is a free-spirited young woman with a run-down New York apartment and a high fashion wardrobe. She calls her godmother, a librarian, for bail money after being arrested for throwing an... See full summary »
Daisy von Scherler Mayer
A fashion photographer with terminal cancer elects to die alone, preparing others to live past him rather than prolong the inevitable with chemotherapy or be smothered in sympathy by those who know him.
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
Parker Posey truly shines in this highly enjoyable romantic comedy fantasia. It takes a lot for me to post a review and I'm dragging my feet but something has to be said. Nora is a 30 something single girl who just can't seem to find Mr. Right. What makes this a cut above the rest are the several very true to life characters and scenes. From her disaster dating: insincere actor, man still in love with his ex, to interactions with her best friend and mother, the film feels genuine. It even for a few seconds seems to ponder that perhaps clinging to ideas of a soul mate are unrealistic and destructive. But then Melvil Poupand swoops in as a potential French love interest. He is the most unrealistic character of the film as he is basically, well, perfect. Mild mannered, gorgeous, attentive, passionate, and insightful. This stock character, Mr. Right/prince charming usually makes me grind my teeth in annoyance but with Mr. Poupand... mmmm delicious.... I make an exception as he is a delight to watch and ogle. His only fault it seems is he has to go back to Paris after a few days of love and romance with Parker Posey/Nora who then must make a decision if she should go to visit him. I won't reveal much else except to say that its a thoroughly enjoyable romp filled with comedy and surprisingly dramatic weight. It doesn't pander or get too corny which is very rare these days. Kudos to Drea De Matteo and Gena Rowlands as the best friend and mother who lend some spice to this tasty dish.
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