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Release Date: June 22nd, 2007

DVD Release Date: August 21st, 2007

PG-13|1 hr 37 min

Plot Summary
Nora Wilder (Parker Posey), a single woman, is heading deep into the doldrums as a result of disappointments in her professional and personal lives. A series of disastrous dates convinces her that love will always elude her. At a co-worker's party, she meets Julien (Melvil Poupaud), a young man from Paris, who sweeps her off her feet and invites her to France with him. Nora refuses, then wonders if she has made the biggest mistake of her life.

Cast: Parker Posey, Melvil Poupaud, Drea de Matteo, Gena Rowlands, Tim Guinee, Justin Theroux, Josh Hamilton

Director: Zoe Cassavetes

Genres: Comedy drama, Romance

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Broken English takes 30 minutes to do what most romantic comedies manage with a simple montage. That's a good thing, by the way. show more

  • Demonstrating that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree, the screenwriter-director has delivered a well-observed film boasting highly realistic performances and dialogue, if not plot elements. But it's Posey's fascinating portrayal of a thirtysomething Manhattan single woman looking for love that lifts the film above its "Sex and the City" predictabilities. show more

  • As a director, Cassavetes is a keen observer of character and social interaction but not yet much of a visual stylist (which might also describe the improvisational dramas made by her actor/director father, John). show more

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