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
The St. Ursula painting has a dominant female figure whose eyes are clearly looking to her left and her mouth is slightly tightened. At the end of this movie, sisters Roxeanne and Isabel get into a truck for their charity using the St. Ursula name and face as a large image on the back door of the truck. However, the St. Ursula image on the truck is looking straight ahead and with a slight smile. So it's not taken from the painting that has caused such turmoil in this movie. See more »
When Isabel and Roxy are walking towards the la Flore to meet Roxy's husband, Isabel's scarf is hanging from her pocket. When they walk into la Flore she is wearing it around her neck. See more »
[after seeing Isabel's new look at the airport]
She looks like something out of "Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!".
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"Le Divorce" fails. Despite the beauty of the locales and the talent of the lead actors, the director couldn't decide if this is a Parisian comedy or an adult tale of marital discord gone horrifically askew.
The interaction between the two female leads is good-half-sisters and true soulmates. But their romantic and marital complications come too fast with too little depth and the film is on a train wreck in the making.
And suave, affluent, cheating Frenchmen are a stale staple of these movies. Nothing new or interesting here.
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