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  • Summary: In a startling mature and nuanced performance, Parker Posey plays Nora Wilder, a thirty-something Manhattanite who is cynical about love and relationships, in this astute collaboration with first-time writer/director Zoe Cassavetes. (Magnolia Pictures)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. 88
    Broken English takes 30 minutes to do what most romantic comedies manage with a simple montage. That's a good thing, by the way.
  2. 75
    The movie needs more incident and complication; it's modest to a fault.
  3. A wry, charming romance about a New York woman who has given up hope of finding love.
  4. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    63
    A conventional New York-lonely hearts story made watchable by one element and one element only: Parker Posey.
  5. Both neurotic and endearing, it's so carefully accessorized you may not even notice that, at heart, it's a standard-issue romantic comedy.
  6. Reviewed by: Jamie Tipps
    60
    What began as an interesting character study ends in convention, offering only the most clichéd platitudes in summation. You can't find true love until you love yourself? Hasn't Dr. Phil been telling us that for years?
  7. 50
    Given the gift of Posey at the peak of her powers, Cassavetes squanders her star in low-key, go-nowhere conversations, shot without flair and drained of any improvisatory energy.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 1 out of 9

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