Hudson, Naomi Watts, Jean-Marc Barr, Leslie Caron, Stockard
Channing, Glenn Close, Romain Duris, Stephen Fry, Thomas
Lennon, Thierry Lhermite, Matthew Modine, Bebe Neuwirth,
Melvil Poupaud, Sam Waterston, Lambert Wilson
by: James Ivory
Written by: James Ivory, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Production Company: Merchant Ivory Productions
Distributor: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Walker (Hudson) is a film school dropout from California.
She travels to Paris to help her 8-month pregnant poet
stepsister, Roxeanne (Watts), arriving just in time
to see Roxy abandoned by her French painter husband
(Poupaud) who's been cheating on her. Isabel soon finds
herself having an affair with her brother-in-law's 70-year-old
uncle... this is a comedy of manners about two American
sisters and the family of wealthy French men with whom
they become involved. Glenn Close plays an American
writer living in Paris; Modine plays the "deranged"
husband of the new lover of the French husband; Channing
and Waterston play the American parents; Caron plays
the mother of the French family; Neuwirth plays an art
I assume the same genius who chose Woody Allen to attract
Americans back to France also chose the movie's tagline...
Ivory, Merchant, Jhabvala are one of the few film makers
who can attract this level of acting talent for anything
they decide to make. And let's face it, they'll all
probably be working for rate - especially Hudson who's
really hot at present. Whether it's worth it or not
movie's tagline is
"Everything Sounds Sexier In French"
Oh Really? How about The War In Iraq? Or Screw You