DirectorZoe Cassavetes Costume designStacey Battat Duration CountryUnited States
Release dateJanuary 20, 2007 (2007-01-20) (Sundance Film Festival) CastParker Posey (Nora Wilder), Drea de Matteo (Audrey Andrews), Tim Guinee (Mark Andrews), Gena Rowlands (Vivien Wilder-Mann), Melvil Poupaud (Julien) Similar moviesI Origins, Valentine's Day, Mulholland Drive, Sweet Home Alabama, The Horse Whisperer, Wish I Was Here
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Broken English is a 2007 American romance film written and directed by Zoe Cassavetes, starring Parker Posey and Melvil Poupaud.
Nora Wilder (Parker Posey), a single, career woman works at a Manhattan boutique hotel where her excellent skills in guest relations are the complete opposite of her lack of skills in the romance department. If it is not her loving and dominant mother (Gena Rowlands) attempting to set her up that consistently fail, she has her friend’s (Drea de Matteo) disastrous blind dates to rely on as a backup for further dismay. She's surrounded by friends who are all happily engaged or romantically involved and somehow, love escapes Nora—until she meets an unusual Frenchman (Melvil Poupaud) who helps her discover life beyond her self-imposed boundaries.
Parker Posey as Nora Wilder
Melvil Poupaud as Julien
Drea de Matteo as Audrey Andrews
Tim Guinee as Mark Andrews
Gena Rowlands as Vivien Wilder-Mann
Peter Bogdanovich as Irving Mann
Justin Theroux as Nick Gable
The film screened at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. It was also entered into the 29th Moscow International Film Festival.
Broken English received mixed reviews. Film review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a 64% "fresh" rating, based on 73 reviews. Jason Clark of Slant Magazine gave the film 2.5 out of 4 stars, saying, "when the picture finally resolves with the exact same ending as Richard Linklater's Before Sunset (and I mean exactly—with even the same two last lines, for God's sake), you have to wonder if Ms. Cassavetes gets out as much as her lead character eventually does." Michael Phillips of the Chicago Tribune called it a "promising first film with moments exceeding that promise."
Broken English was nominated at the 23rd Independent Spirit Awards for Best First Screenplay and Best Female Lead.