Le Divorce (2003)



Critic Consensus: A mixed bag of uneven tones that feels flat.

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In this modern-day comedy of manners, American sisters Isabel and Roxy come face to face with the complicated social mores of French society. Pregnant and jilted by her scoundrel husband, Roxy is headed for divorce, while Isabel leaps into l'amour with a married French diplomat who happens to be the uncle of Roxy's soon-to-be-ex. Culture clash and scandal ensue as the sisters learn what it really takes to be an American in Paris.
PG-13 (for mature thematic elements and sexual content)
Comedy , Drama , Romance
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Glenn Close
as Olivia Pace
Kate Hudson
as Isabel Walker
Matthew Modine
as Tellman
Jean-Marc Barr
as Maitre Bertram
Stephen Fry
as Piers Janely
Naomi Watts
as Roxeanne de Persand
Leslie Caron
as Suzanne de Persand
Sam Waterston
as Chester Walker
Thierry Lhermitte
as Edgar Cosset
Bebe Neuwirth
as Julia Manchevering
Daniel Mesguich
as Louvre Expert
Hélène Surgère
as Lingerie Saleswoman
Stockard Channing
as Margeeve Walker
Humbert Balsan
as Maitre Doisneau
Melvil Poupaud
as Charles-Henri de Persand
Thomas Lennon
as Roger Walker
Rona Hartner
as Magda Tellman
Nathalie Richard
as Charlotte de Persand
Catherine Samie
as Madame Florian
Pierre Aussedat
as Appraiser
Anne Canovas
as Appraiser
Judith Burnett
as Musuem Curator
Francoise Brion
as Bookstore Owner
Marie-Christine Adam
as Amelie Cosset
Jean-Pierre Bouvier
as Police Inspector
as Mathieu
Marianne Borgo
as Ballet Mistress
Samuel Labarthe
as Antoine de Persand
Alan Ewing
as Singer
Valerie Lang
as Policewoman
Emmanuel Broche
as Eiffel Tower Security
Marc Tissot
as Medic
Christian Erickson
as Musuem Curator
Samuel Gruen
as de Persand child
Arnaud Borrel
as Photographer
Gérard Couchet
as Television Talking Head
Christophe Vienne
as Eiffel Tower Security
Elie Axas
as Television Interviewer
Joaquina Balaunde
as Chanel Assistant
Esmee Buchet-Deak
as Gennie de Persand
Jean-Marie Lhomme
as Immigration Officer
Jean-Jacques Pivert
as Talkative Shoekeeper
Peter Wyckoff
as de Persand child
Marie-Louise Sellman
as Bookstore Fan
Philip Tabor
as Bouncer
Sebastien Pascaud
as Television Talking Head
Fanny Brett
as Lingerie Saleswoman
David Applefield
as Musuem Curator
Graziella Delerm
as Eiffel Tower Security
Keiko Yoshiyama
as Japanese Tour Guide
Georges Delettrez
as Auctioneer
Frederick Chanoit
as Drouot Expert
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Critic Reviews for Le Divorce

All Critics (138) | Top Critics (39)

Quite le drag.

August 29, 2003
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

This is an insignificant film with a passably entertaining premise that goes wildly to hell the instant it strays from its comic ideals with brief, unsatisfying detours into the realms of art and high-end lingerie.

Full Review… | August 22, 2003
Miami Herald
Top Critic

It is a well-dressed film filled with thought and sly observations.

August 22, 2003
Detroit News
Top Critic

It pokes along like a Renault on an interstate, lacking drama or momentum.

Full Review… | August 21, 2003
Detroit Free Press
Top Critic

It's all perfectly pleasant, but the movie lacks an urgent dramatic pulse, or a clear sense of whose story it's supposed to be, or even, from scene to scene, whether it's meant to be a comedy, drama or thriller.

August 20, 2003
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Top Critic

A delightful blend of American sensibility and French chaos in a movie that is sunny, surprising and consistently entertaining.

Full Review… | August 15, 2003
New York Observer
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Le Divorce


It's just not that interesting.

Wildaly M
Wildaly M

Super Reviewer


I have seen Kate Hudson in better movies; however; it is good movie to watch if out of cash and at home with a glass of tea.

Charles George
Charles George

This film is supposed to be a comedy of manners. Comes up short.

Juli Ryan
Juli Ryan

Super Reviewer

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