Monday, January 16, 2012
Broken English (2007)
Here's one I rented solely because Parker Posey appeared in it, which has always been sufficient reason to watch a film in the past. I would otherwise never have discovered the astonishing Josie and the Pussycats (2001).
Besides Posey's adorable-enough character Nora, there is unlikeable movie star/one night stand Nick (Justin Theroux), unpleasant best friend Audrey (Drea de Matteo), and unwatchable French love interest Julien (Who Cares). The viewer is supposed to root for Nora to throw caution to the wind and fly to Paris to find Julien, whereas I could never get past his hat.
It seems the only cure for American neuroticism is the happy-go-lucky romanticism of the French. Fortunately, flights to and from Paris can be booked, canceled, and rebooked, as whim dictates, for apparently modest cost, at least if this film is to be believed.
For fans of Parker Posey only, and even then, bring a book.