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Broken English
(DVD)

DIRECTED BY - Zoe Cassavetes


Known mainly for playing quirkily comic characters, Parker Posey shows she can tackle a serious role just as skillfully in Zoe Cassevetes's moving film. BROKEN ENGLISH stars Posey as Nora Wilder, a thirtysomething whose disastrous dating experiences in the Big Apple have put her on the verge of giving up all hope when it comes to love and happiness. Constant comparisons to her best friend Audrey's (Drea de Matteo) seemingly perfect marriage, and her overbearing mother's (Gena Rowlands) fixations on her single status wear on Nora, making her vulnerable to even the slightest hint of male attention, like the advances she gets from a sexy and famous actor (Justin Theroux) who begins bunking at the chic hotel where she works. After a string of equally failed attempts, Nora starts to wonder if there's something wrong with her. It's at this ultimate low when a visiting Frenchman (Melvil Poupaud) swoops in with charm and aggressively woos Nora, who, despite being filled with reluctance, cannot shake the feeling that this one might be different.

 

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GENRES - comedy, drama

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Film Info

RUNTIME - 98 minutes

RATING - PG-13 (MPAA)

YEAR - 2007

FORMAT - DVD Region 1

COUNTRY - United States, France, Japan

LANGUAGE - English, French

SUBTITLES - English

ATTRIBUTES - Full-Frame

SPECIAL FEATURES (DVD Only) -

DVD Features:

Full Frame - 1.33

Director

Zoe Cassavetes

Producer

Andrew Fierberg

Producer

Joana Vicente

Producer

Jason Kliot

Screenwriter

Zoe Cassavetes

Star(s)

Drea de Matteo

Star(s)

Parker Posey

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Press

"[E]minently endearing....[The film has] a bold sense of direction."

- Chad Greene, Box Office

3 stars out of 5 -- "Stark, moving and above all honest, Cassavetes's understated dramedy hangs on Posey's complex, flawed and very believable Nora..."

- Chris Prince, Ultimate DVD

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