2 Brothers & a Bride (2003)
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The first film for both director Helmut Schleppi and writer Geert Heetebrij, A Foreign Affair stars Tim Blake Nelson and David Arquette as brothers Jake and Josh. When their mother (Lois Smith) passes away, leaving the anything but self-sufficient young men to fend for themselves, Jake decides that they need a wife. With a proficiency for domestic duties at the top of the list of his requirements for a spouse, Jake decides to go the mail-order bride route. With that, he and Josh embark on a "romance tour" in St. Petersburg, Russia, in hopes of finding the perfect woman to take back to their farm. Adding a dash of reality to the production, the filmmakers based the "romance tour" on an actual service and even featured real employees and mail-order bride candidates from the company as extras. Also starring Emily Mortimer and Larry Pine, A Foreign Affair premiered at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival. … More
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Critic Reviews for 2 Brothers & a Bride
It's Tim Blake Nelson's character who keeps the plot from spinning out of control, because he has a natural and unforced respect for these women that he yanks his brother's chain and keeps their mission on course.
Neither funny enough to be a comedy nor serious enough to pass for drama.
This is one case where the director would have been better off pointing his camera at real subjects. The truth, in this case, is almost sure to be stranger than the fiction.
Audience Reviews for 2 Brothers & a Bride
I really, really liked this movie. It is not a laugh out loud kind of comedy, It is a subtle, humorous look at two brothers' quest in finding a wife in another country. It was nicely done, well acted, and very charming. AND I am not a David Arquette fan by ANY stretch of the imagination, but I really liked him in this.
Interesting premise, so-so story. Emily Mortimer gives a fine performance and lifts the film up. Quirky, amusing and off beat enough to be entertaining.
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