|Broken English 2007 PG-13, 96 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Romance
Director: Zoe R. Cassavetes
Cast: Parker Posey, Drea de Matteo, Tim Guinee, Gena Rowlands, Peter Bogdanovich, Roy Thinnes, Michael Panes, Justin Theroux, Philip Pavel, Melvil Poupaud, Dana Ivey, Bill Wise, Josh Hamilton, Griffin Dunne, Lucy Gordon
Having forsaken the art world for her job as guest-coordinator at a Manhattan hotel and lacking a love life, overly cautious Nora Wilder (Parker Posey) is not living the "good life." It doesn't help that her mother (Gena Rowlands) never misses the chance to point out that Nora is now in her thirties and not in a solid relationship. Adding to her discontent is that her best friend Audrey (Drea de Matteo) just celebrated her fifth wedding anniversary with her adoring husband Mark (Tim Guinee)–but Audrey does question whether she is really in a "perfect marriage." Then Nora meets and falls for well-known French actor Julien (Melvil Poupaud) who asks her to go to France with him. Nora declines, but later, at Audrey's urging, Nora throws caution to the wind, and the two women fly to Paris in search of Julien. It turns out that Nora has lost Julien's phone number and he has a common name, which result in a search involving a more than a few humorous moments.
|The Four Feathers 2002 PG-13, 125 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Drama / Romance
Director: Shekhar Kapur
Cast: Heath Ledger, Wes Bentley, Kate Hudson, Djimon Hounsou, Michael Sheen, Kris Marshall, Rupert Penry-Jones, Tim Pigott-Smith, Nick Holder, Lucy Gordon, Megan Hall, James Hillier, Alex Jennings, Richard Manlove, Alek Wek
Although not up to previous versions of A.E.W. Mason's adventure tale, this 2002 film is, nevertheless, entertaining. Mason's story revolves around a British officer, Harry Faversham (Heath Ledger), who resigns rather than fight in battle. After friends, including fiancee (Kate Hudson), send him four white feathers–signifying cowardice–Harry seeks to regain his reputation.
|Russian Dolls 2005 N/R, 129 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Romance
Director: Cedric Klapisch
Cast: Romain Duris, Kelly Reilly, Audrey Tautou, Cecile De France, Kevin Bishop, Evguenya Obraztsova, Irene Montala, Gary Love, Lucy Gordon, Aissa Maiga, Martine Demaret, Pierre Cassignard, Zinedine Soualem
In this sequel to "The Spanish Apartment," five years have passed and Xavier Rousseau (Romain Duris) is out of school, but his professional life as a writer appears to be going nowhere. His romantic life is also up in the air as he cannot decide between Wendy (Kelly Reilly), Celia (Lucy Gordon), and Martine (Audrey Tautou). Will his friends be able to help Xavier again solve his personal and professional problems?
|Serendipity 2001 PG-13, 86 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Romance / Fantasy
Director: Peter Chelsom
Cast: John Cusack, Kate Beckinsale, Molly Shannon, Jeremy Piven, Bridget Moynahan, John Corbett, Eugene Levy, Lucy Gordon, Kate Blumberg, Mike Benitez, Gary Gerbrandt, David Sparrow, Evan Neumann, Jessica Kelly, James Goodwin
A few years after they separated, Jonathan Trager (John Cusack) and Sara Thomas (Kate Beckinsale) start thinking, "What would have happened if we were meant to meet again?" If one is to believe the title, "Serendipity," they are destined for that fate–even though both Sara and Jonathan are scheduled to marry other partners.
|1. Broken English (2007)|
2. The Four Feathers (2002)
3. Russian Dolls (2005)
4. Serendipity (2001)
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