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PG-13| 1 hr. 48 min.

Plot Summary
Urban horticulturalist Brontë Mitchell (Andie MacDowell) has her eye on a gorgeous apartment, but the building's board will rent it only to a married couple. Georges Fauré (Gérard Depardieu), a waiter from France whose visa is expiring, needs to marry an American woman to stay in the country. Their marriage of convenience turns into a burden when they must live together to allay the suspicions of the immigration service, as the polar opposites grate on each other's nerves.

Cast: Gérard Depardieu , Andie MacDowell , Bebe Neuwirth , Gregg Edelman , Robert Prosky , Jessie Keosian , Ethan Phillips , Mary Louise Wilson

Director: Peter Weir

Genres: Romantic comedy

Distributor: Buena Vista Pictures

Green Card (1990)

Release Date: December 23rd, 1990|1 hr. 48 min.

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  • 63
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Don't look for the originality and grit that distinguished Weir's Australian films Picnic at Hanging Rock and Gallipoli, Green Card has all the heft of a potato chip. But Depardieu's charm recognizes no language barriers, and MacDowell, the revelation of sex, lies, and videotape, proves a fine, sexy foil. show more

  • 100
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Green Card demonstrates that explicit nudity is not necessarily an essential ingredient in creating an erotic atmosphere, but that it does take a director's sensitive understanding of the various ways in which emotion creates desire. When that understanding is combined with a sense of the human comedy, it's cause for celebration. [11 Jan 1991, p.E1] show more

  • 70
    Julie Salamon Wall Street Journal

    Green Card is quite pleasant to watch mainly because Mr. Weir hasn't disturbed its simple virtues with undue portent. Sometimes a plate of spaghetti with a simple tomato sauce is just the thing, and this is the movie equivalent of that. [10 Jan 1991, p A12] show more

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