Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Random Movie Review: Broken English
Starring: Parker Posey, Melvil Poupaud, Drea de Matteo
Broken English follows Nora Wilder, a career-woman who can't find love on her own or through numerous set-ups from friends and family. All of this changes when she meets Julien, an intriguing French man. She falls for him, but stays behind when he leaves for Paris. As time passes, she decides she must go to find him, feeling he is the one for her. She meanders around Paris for some time with no luck before finally spotting him on her last day there.
I can feel the sense that Cassevetes was going for. The movie has a sort of drab beginning and takes on life when she meets this (overly) perfect man and begins to experience life in a new way. Sadly, the drab portion of the movie had better execution than the latter part. Overall, however, it was a good movie. Posey does a great job with the character, which is a bit of a departure from her normal roles. I'm not really certain this type of thing actually ever happens. Though I did hear in the news recently that some guy got directions from a woman in Ireland and is returning to try and spark a relationship a year later, not knowing her name or anything about her. Perhaps this is actually less ridiculous than that.