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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 »

Director:

Zoe R. Cassavetes (as Zoe Cassavetes)

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Zoe R. Cassavetes (as Zoe Cassavetes)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Parker Posey ... Nora Wilder
Drea de Matteo ... Audrey Andrews
Tim Guinee ... Mark Andrews
Gena Rowlands ... Vivien Wilder-Mann
Peter Bogdanovich ... Irving Mann
Roy Thinnes ... Peter Andrews
Michael Panes ... Glen
Justin Theroux ... Nick Gable
Philip Pavel ... Front Desk Worker
Melvil Poupaud ... Julien
Dana Ivey ... Elinor Gregory
William Wise William Wise ... William Gregory
Josh Hamilton ... Charlie Ross
Caitlin Keats ... Jennifer Ross
Russell Steinberg ... Carl (as Russel Steinberg)
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Storyline

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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Language:

English | French

Release Date:

16 July 2008 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Uma Americana em Paris See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$55,198, 24 June 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$955,625, 9 September 2007
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Zoe R. Cassavetes offered the role of Nora to Parker Posey without an audition. See more »

Quotes

Nora Wilder: I'm just trying to figure out if this is supposed to mean something.
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References In a Lonely Place (1950) See more »

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Love for granted
Performed by Phoenix
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inexplicably touching
26 January 2008 | by r-13579See all my reviews

It is a story that could have been very tired and cheesy but the script and acting made this one of the most superbly created film in modern day movie history.

The emotional nuances throughout the film was impeccably delivered by both Posey and Poupaud. Cassavetes achieves the perfect balance of emotion and understatement in the realistic yet hopeful portrayal of a woman's struggle with her own insecurities.

Melvil Poupaud however is the true gem of the film. His portrayal of Julien is masterfully executed and inexplicably touching. This movie is a rare find.


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