The differences in legalities and cultural mores of French and Americans regarding sex, love, marriage, religion, and family bonds are presented through the interactions of two families related by marriage. American Isabel Walker (Kate Hudson) heads to Paris to visit her half-sister, poet Roxeanne de Persand (Naomi Watts), who is early in the pregnancy of her second child. Isabel arrives to find that Roxy's French husband, Charles-Henri de Persand (Melvil Poupaud), has just left Roxy, the sisters both eventually further learning that it is because he has fallen in love with another woman, who is married. Roxy and Charles-Henri deal with their break-up, which Roxy does not want, but must face the legal consequences of, including determining the ownership of what may be a valuable French painting that has been casually in the Walker family for years, but which Roxy has had in her possession since she got married. Meanwhile, Isabel begins to explore all that France has to offer, which ...Written by
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Today, they are victims, tomorrow, who knows? Because the world is ruled by hawks and arms dealers and minority phobias.
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you wonder why they ever spent money to make. It wasn't terrible, but not much happens. It didn't entertain me. Isabel goes to Paris to visit her pregnant sister, Roxanne. Upon arriving, she sees Roxanne's husband leaving her. So, she tries to cheer her sister up and has an affair with a married relative of the husband. He buys her an expensive purse and everyone knows they're hooking up. A side plot involves a painting that belongs to Roxanne's family. She doesn't want her husband to get it in the divorce. They decide to sell it and find out it's worth millions. So, now the 2 sisters have some money to start the new chapter in their lives.
I don't think it was a romance film and it sure wasn't funny. I would describe it as bland.
FINAL VERDICT: It may put you to sleep, so I wouldn't recommend it unless you are suffering from insomnia.
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