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Broken English (2007)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 16 July 2008 (France)
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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 ... 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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Gena Rowlands (Vivien Wilder-Mann) is the mother of the director Zoe R. Cassavetes. See more »

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Vivien Wilder-Mann: The good ones get snapped up so quickly at your age.
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Indie styles with Hollywood sensibilities
23 June 2007 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

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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