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Le Divorce

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Fox Searchlight Released 2003

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Director:
James Ivory
Released:
2003
Rating:
PG-13
Le Divorce stars Kate Hudson and Naomi Watts in a story about two sisters in Paris who get caught up in sultry romances during a messy divorce process. Watts plays Roxy, a pregnant woman whose husband recently left her to pursue an affair with his Russian lover. Hudson plays Isabel, who comes to Paris to help Roxy but winds up involved in her own scandalous romances with two French men from different social classes. Academy-Award nominated actor Glenn Close plays an American author and Isabel's employer who in her youth had an affair with Isabel's lover. Amidst all the romance, a four-million-dollar painting by La Tour is caught up in the divorce, and both sides will do whatever it takes to win the family fortune. The film is directed by James Ivory, the Academy-Award-winning director of A Room with a View. Le Divorce is a sultry drama with an all-star cast filled with sexy affairs and dangerous passion.

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  • 50

    The New York Times Dana Stevens

    A thin and unsatisfying concoction that somehow manages to make one of the richest and most durable sources of culture-clash comedy into an occasion for dullness.

  • 50

    Los Angeles Times Manohla Dargis

    Whatever the reason, his riff on Le Divorce follows the original only in broad strokes, hewing to a similar plot with many of the same characters but without the wit, the barbs and...

  • 50

    Variety David Rooney

    This supposed comedy of manners about Americans in Paris feels artificial at every turn, its characters so devoid of backstory and nuance their behavior often makes little sense.

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    Comedy, Drama

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    Family Comedies, Romantic Comedy