Magnolia Pictures | Release Date: June 22, 2007
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Generally favorable reviews based on 18 Ratings
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ChadSNov 7, 2007
This is not "Manhattan". This is not "Before Sunset"(or "...Sunrise"). "Broken English" makes reference to both; in particular, the pair of Richard Linklater films that made Julie Delpy look like the most desirable woman on the planet. If This is not "Manhattan". This is not "Before Sunset"(or "...Sunrise"). "Broken English" makes reference to both; in particular, the pair of Richard Linklater films that made Julie Delpy look like the most desirable woman on the planet. If "Before Sunset" was a conventional Hollywood pic, copying the ending would make sense, since "Broken English" isn't a formulaic romantic comedy. But neither was the Ethan Hawke vehicle. Both movies are "art films". Nobody swoons in Paris. More amusingly, Nora and her friend Audrey(Drea de Matteo) act as couriers, but a Jean Pierre-Melville film fails to materialize. The music is distinctly dissonant. There's no jazzy or cafe-inspired score. "Broken English" missteps when it draws attention to the Linklater film because this prosaic romp through France pales in comparison. On its own terms, however, "Broken English" is a modest success. It's an anti-romantic movie about finding love...with a romantic ending. Expand
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MarcKNov 26, 2007
Well-directed, well-written, well-acted. Maybe I'm just in the tiny sliver of people that James Berdanelli says will really like this movie. Parker Posey is pitch-perfect in a very soulful film.
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AliyaADec 30, 2007
Awesome realistic movie.. had a touch of emotion, anxiety, artistic.. great acting!
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sarahsNov 11, 2008
Broken English is a chick-flick, but it's a good one. Posey is gut-wrenchingly believable as an insecure & neurotic 30something, the art direction is fantastic. But there is a key moment in this film when it stops being just chick-flick Broken English is a chick-flick, but it's a good one. Posey is gut-wrenchingly believable as an insecure & neurotic 30something, the art direction is fantastic. But there is a key moment in this film when it stops being just chick-flick stuff and starts becoming something more magic. I dont think I would have enjoyed it as much if it weren't for that. I will definitely keep an eye out for KC's flicks. Expand
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EllenH.Mar 25, 2009
Maybe it's been done a million times before and the ending feels like the biggest surrender to sentimentality, but that doesn't cancel out all the good that came before: outstanding and truthful performances, story and characters Maybe it's been done a million times before and the ending feels like the biggest surrender to sentimentality, but that doesn't cancel out all the good that came before: outstanding and truthful performances, story and characters that resonate universally, nuance, and compassionate storytelling. This movie is like a small compact mirror being held up in front of one woman's life, but anyone looking can draw comparisons to their own. Expand
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BlancoA.Jun 25, 2007
Parker Posey is outstanding and entirely believable in this small-yet-funny & intriguing little film. It's great to see Drea de Matteo again in a solid role.
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[Anonymous]Jul 25, 2007
The ultimate chick flick that guys will love too. Parker Posey is adorable despite all her neuroses.
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