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R| 1 hr. 33 min.

Plot Summary
John (Ben Chaplin) is a mild-mannered banker who has never been lucky in love. Fed up with waiting for the right girl to come along, John takes a chance on a Russian mail-order bride arranged via the Internet. His Internet love connection is the enigmatic Nadia (Nicole Kidman). When Nadia's Russian cousins, Yuri and Alexei, turn up unexpectedly to celebrate her birthday, John's life is turned upside down as he learns the truth behind their relationship and is taken on an adventure.

Cast: Nicole Kidman , Ben Chaplin , Vincent Cassel , Mathieu Kassovitz , Kate Evans ,

Director: Jez Butterworth

Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: Miramax Films

Birthday Girl (2002)

Release Date: February 1st, 2002|1 hr. 33 min.

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  • Keep your eye on Kidman, whose kinky, kittenish performance turns unexpected emotional corners that pull you up short. show more

  • Black comedies are rare enough. Birthday Girl is a member of an even rarer species, the black romantic comedy. show more

  • The actress may get an Oscar nomination for the wrong movie -- "Moulin Rouge" over "The Others" -- but it would be a double misfortune for audiences to overlook a performance that boosts its movie from moderate to memorable. show more

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