Russian Doll (2001)



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Most people fall in love and get married, but one man does it the other way around in this romantic comedy from Australia. Harvey (Hugo Weaving) is a private detective who derives the bulk of his work from unhappily married people wanting to know if their spouses are being unfaithful. Harvey finds this work depressing and wishes he could quit to devote himself to writing crime fiction. Harvey's career has also given him a rather jaundiced view of romance, which is unfortunately confirmed when … More

Rating: R (adult situations)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Allanah Zitserman, Stavros Kazantzidis
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as Harvey

as Miriam
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Critic Reviews for Russian Doll

All Critics (28) | Top Critics (10)

A breezy pleasure.

Full Review… | September 7, 2001
Miami Herald
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A talky, plodding romantic comedy in which the viewer is just waiting for the obvious plot twist to happen. And when it does, it's too unconvincing to feel satisfying.

August 8, 2001
Associated Press
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Quickly becomes silly and tedious.

Full Review… | August 3, 2001
Los Angeles Times
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A tone of lame amiability doesn't compensate for lack of invention.

August 2, 2001
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Suffers from a slow-paced, contrived script.

June 20, 2001
Hollywood Reporter
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It conceals beneath its amiable ethnic facade a diminished version of every generic boy-meets-girl trifle to come out of Hollywood.

Full Review… | June 15, 2001
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Audience Reviews for Russian Doll


Russian Doll is cute movie about a Australian man who is having an affair with a Russian women whos visa is going to end so he asks his best friend to marry her so she would be able to stay. At first Ethan and Katia hate each other, but as time goes on they start to fall for each other which means trouble for Harvey. Hugo Weaving and David Wenham lacked their usual charisma and depth of character, which was the biggest dissapiontment because I've enjoyed their previous performances.

Danielle S

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