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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 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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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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So Many Mr. Wrongs. So Few Mr. Rights.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sexual content, brief drug use and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

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

Quotes

Vivien Wilder-Mann: The good ones get snapped up so quickly at your age.
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Features In a Lonely Place (1950) See more »

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Cosmic Mudra
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Rather dull--but see it for the cast.
16 September 2007 | by ThrownMuseSee all my reviews

One of my most anticipated films of the year turns out to be a bit of a typical rom-dram snoozer. Despite a stellar cast, Zoe Cassavettes' first film is a bit of a misfire. It seems she was going for an old-school type of romance film with a modern (yet unoriginal) twist, but I watched this thinking "If I wanted to watch an old-fashioned romantic drama, I'd rather just watch a movie from the 40s." Not to compare this to the breakthrough film of that-other-daughter-of-a-famous-director, but this totally has a "Lost in Translation" vibe going on. Except it isn't nearly as engrossing or well-made. The movie's best feature is, of course, Parker Posey. I do give credit to Cassavettes for taking a chance to show something that not many other directors have been willing to do--that Posey is a brilliant dramatic actress. Sure, she's a brilliant comedienne and this is what she's known for, but one look at "Broken English" or "Personal Velocity will" prove that this woman is every bit as good as your Streeps or your Hepburns. She just needs better roles! Justin Theroux is excellent, though only in the film for 15 minutes or so. I do fear he's getting typecast as the cocky yuppie or Hollywood type. So this one isn't a total waste of time, but I'd say it's for fans of the cast only.


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Release Date:

16 July 2008 (France) See more »

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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

Gross USA:

$956,919

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,944,150
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1.78 : 1
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