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Broken English (2007)

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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)

Writer:

Zoe R. Cassavetes (as Zoe Cassavetes)
1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Genres:

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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France | Japan | USA

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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Sebastien Chenut who appears as one of the french guys in the café and Maud Geffray as the waitress are members of the french duo Scratch Massive who composed and produced the original score for the movie. See more »

Quotes

Nora Wilder: I think I must be doing something horribly wrong, but I don't know what it is.
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Connections

References The Thin Man (1934) See more »

Soundtracks

Moda de la Falla
Performed & Composed by Steven Hufsteter
Published by Meinemusic administered by Bug Music c. 2007
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Before Sunset+Lost in Translation+Sex in the City
20 September 2007 | by sideriteSee all my reviews

I like Parker Posey, she is obviously a talented actress and (I like to fantasize) chooses a lot of roles in indie films. This movie is obviously something that meant a lot to the writer/director, because it is both detailed and nonlinear. However, I did not find it really interesting. Maybe because I am a guy and I am not American.

The story is about a neurotic New York woman, desperate to find true love, and finally stumbling on it by accident with a French guy. Their romance is not everything that happens in the film, though. You have to spend a lot of time following her failed relationships, both sentimental and at work, her pushy mother, the failing marriage of her best friend and a lot of other stuff. As a "life movie" how my parents called this kind of stories, it makes a good one, but not much of an attractive one. Or maybe I just didn't empathize with anyone in it.

Bottom line: solid direction and acting, but quite a bore of a script. Women might enjoy it more, but judging by the reaction of my wife, it takes a bit more than just gender.


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