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(out of 5)


This heartfelt romance comes across in so simple a way that it will capture your heart without you ever even noticing. Andie MacDowell is excellent as a woman who wants desperately to own a giant apartment in a lush New York condominium; Gerard Depardieu plays a Frenchman who wants very much to live in the United States. She needs a husband in order to get the apartment, and he needs a wife in order to stay, making them perfect for each other. After the initial setup, they get married and prepare for their being investigated by the INS.  As they get to know one another better, they realize that they actually do have strong feelings for each other after all. Working from his own script, Peter Weir comes up with a very delicate, very moving film that is the antithesis to the year’s other blockbuster romantic hit Ghost: all the real feelings without the supernatural thrills for added box office value. Its simplicity is its greatest asset.


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Australia/France/USA, 1990

Directed by Peter Weir

Screenplay by Peter Weir

Cinematography by

Produced by Peter Weir

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by , ,

Film Editing by


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Academy Award Nomination
Best Writing (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen) (Peter Weir)

Golden Globe Awards
Best Motion Picture-Comedy or Musical
Best Performance By An Actor in a Motion Picture-Comedy or Musical (Gerard Depardieu)

Nomination
Best Performance By An Actress in a Motion Picture-Comedy or Musical (Andie MacDowell)

Writers Guild Award Nomination
Best Original Screenplay

British Academy Award Nomination
Best Screenplay – Original


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