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Kate 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

Directed by: James Ivory
Written by: James Ivory, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Production Company: Merchant Ivory Productions
Distributor: Fox Searchlight Pictures

US: 08/08/03
UK: 19/09/03

Isabel 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 curator.
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 is moot.

8 Aug/AP Movies: Hudson Misses U.S. Food on Location
8 Aug/USA Today: Love and 'Le Divorce' Kate Hudson, Naomi Watts chat about their No. 1 men
1 Jan/New York Times: Telling Secrets That Worked for a Gambling Life in Film

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The movie's tagline is
"Everything Sounds Sexier In French"
Oh Really? How about The War In Iraq? Or Screw You France?



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