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Broken English (2007)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 16 July 2008 (France)
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Since college (art), Nora hasn't had luck with men. Now in her 30s, she works in a NYC hotel going nowhere. But then she meets a Frenchman.

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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

Gena Rowlands (Vivien Wilder-Mann) is the mother of the director Zoe R. Cassavetes. See more »

Quotes

Jean Paul Clement: Most people are together just so they are not alone. But some people want magic. I think you are one of those people.
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Connections

Features In a Lonely Place (1950) See more »

Soundtracks

Toss it up
Written by John Costello
Performed by Goldie feat. Young Phoenix
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Great performance by Parker Posey...so what else is new?
26 November 2007 | by asc85See all my reviews

I was interested in this film due to the mostly positive reviews, a story line that interested me, and having the opportunity to see Parker Posey, who for some reason has an intensely strong cult following, but is unable (or maybe doesn't want) to get to that next level of Hollywood movie stardom.

But then I started reading some pretty negative reviews from some of the people commenting here on IMDb, so it tempered my expectations. And maybe that was a good thing. I really liked this film more than I thought I would. It seemed real, understated, and "soulful," as Zoe Cassavetes likes to say about her film. It actually reminded me a lot of the movie, "'Til There Was You," where we see another seemingly desirable and attractive woman unable to find love, and clueless as to why that is the case.

Parker Posey's pain and anguish in some of her scenes was like watching a raw, exposed nerve. Great script and excellent direction by Zoe Cassavetes. I look forward to seeing what she (Cassavetes) chooses to do next.


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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

Gross USA:

$956,919

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,944,150
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1.78 : 1
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