The differences in legalities and cultural mores of French and Americans regarding sex, love, marriage, religion and family bonds are presented through the interactions of two families related by marriage. American Isabel Walker heads to Paris to visit her half-sister, poet Roxeanne de Persand, who is early in the pregnancy of her second child. Isabel arrives to find that Roxy's French husband, Charles-Henri de Persand, has just left Roxy, the sisters both eventually further learning that it is because he has fallen in love with another woman, who is herself married. Roxy and Charles-Henri deal with their break-up, which Roxy does not want but must face the legal consequences of, including determining the ownership of what may be a valuable French painting that has been casually in the Walker family for years, but which Roxy has had in her possession since she got married. Meanwhile, Isabel begins to explore all that France has to offer, which includes concurrently embarking on sexual...
Everything sounds sexier in French.
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When Isabel is setting up chairs at the poetry reading and is confronted by Tellman, there are copies of "Le Divorce" by Diane Johnson
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When Isabel and Edgar have their last outing together, Isabel is clearly wearing red nail lacquer in the restaurant. When they say goodbye outside, her nails are no longer red. See more
Today, they are victms, tomorrow, who knows? Because the world is ruled by hawks and arms dealers and minority phobias.
Features The Red Shoes
La Belle et la Bête
(from La belle et la bête (1946)
Music by Georges Auric See more
29 August 2003 (USA)
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Opening Weekend USA: $516,834,
10 August 2003
Gross USA: $9,081,057
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $12,991,996
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Aspect Ratio: 2.39 : 1
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