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Release Date: 1990

DVD Release Date: May 20th, 2002

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

Production Co: Touchstone Pictures

Keywords: Husband, Charming, New York City, Transformation, Office, 1990s, Love triangle, Lighthearted, Love, Deception, Wife

Ratings & Reviews

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  • 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]

  • Weir is good with his actors and good, too, at putting a slight spin on some of the obligatory scenes. show more

  • 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]

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Nominated Original Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1991)
Winner Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Winner Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Writing (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen)