veers off its obvious path, on a collision course of plot twists.
I think it's better if you don't know what's
coming next. Let's just say things are not what they seem. The
story keeps you guessing right up until the end.
It's part romance, part caper comedy with
dark suprises that turn out to be rather sweet.
Nicole Kidman plays a Russian mail-order
bride who has something other than love on her mind.
This 1999 film is not your typical romantic/comedy.
It's barely romantic, and it certainly not funny.
Nicole Kidman does her best, with little
dialogue and practically no chemistry between herself and Ben
Chaplin, and that's the shame, considering the plot hinges on
these imaginary sparks.
Not bad, but needed a better script.
This movie is oddly strange in that it's
a British film that just narrowly qualifies as an English-speaking
In the beginning some of the scenes are acted out in complete
silence because neither of the stars can understand each other.
There are quite a few scenes mostly in Russian and some are entirely
in Russian, with English subtitles.
This romantic/comedy is peculiar and different and keeps you
guessing but it's just not my cup of tea.
I thought the male star was too dense and
gullible and the female star, too shifty and ruthless.
The ending needed a romantic spark, but
the chemistry was disappointing in that "happily ever after"