Le Divorce (2003) - Rotten Tomatoes

Le Divorce (2003)



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

Movie Info

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.more
Rating: PG-13 (for mature thematic elements and sexual content)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, James Ivory
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 27, 2004
Box Office: $8.9M
20th Century Fox Film - Official Site


Naomi Watts
as Roxeanne de Persand
Kate Hudson
as Isabel Walker
Glenn Close
as Olivia Pace
Thierry Lhermitte
as Edgar Cosset
Nathalie Richard
as Charlotte de Persand
Leslie Caron
as Suzanne de Persand
Melvil Poupaud
as Charles-Henri de Per...
Samuel Labarthe
as Antoine de Persand
Sam Waterston
as Chester Walker
Stockard Channing
as Margeeve Walker
Thomas Lennon
as Roger Walker
Jean-Marc Barr
as Maitre Bertram
Bebe Neuwirth
as Julia Manchevering
Stephen Fry
as Piers Janely
Rona Hartner
as Magda Tellman
Esmee Buchet-Deak
as Gennie de Persand
Jean-Marie Lhomme
as Immigration Officer
Jean-Jacques Pivert
as Talkative Shoekeeper
Catherine Samie
as Madame Florian
Samuel Gruen
as de Persand child
Peter Wyckoff
as de Persand child
Marianne Borgo
as Ballet Mistress
Elie Axas
as Television Interview...
Humbert Balsan
as Maitre Doisneau
Arnaud Borrel
as Photographer
Marie-Louise Sellman
as Bookstore Fan
Francoise Brion
as Bookstore Owner
Philip Tabor
as Bouncer
Alan Ewing
as Singer
Daniel Mesguich
as Louvre Expert
Sebastien Pascaud
as Television Talking H...
Gérard Couchet
as Television Talking H...
Hélène Surgère
as Lingerie Saleswoman
Fanny Brett
as Lingerie Saleswoman
Pierre Aussedat
as Appraiser
Anne Canovas
as Appraiser
Christian Erickson
as Musuem Curator
Judith Burnett
as Musuem Curator
David Applefield
as Musuem Curator
Marie-Christine Adam
as Amelie Cosset
Joaquina Balaunde
as Chanel Assistant
Valerie Lang
as Policewoman
Christophe Vienne
as Eiffel Tower Securit...
Emmanuel Broche
as Eiffel Tower Securit...
Graziella Delerm
as Eiffel Tower Securit...
Keiko Yoshiyama
as Japanese Tour Guide
Jean-Pierre Bouvier
as Police Inspector
Frederick Chanoit
as Drouot Expert
as Mathieu
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Critic Reviews for Le Divorce

All Critics (150) | Top Critics (42)

Not a frothy romantic comedy.

Full Review… | December 25, 2010
Common Sense Media

Naomi Watts steals the movie.

Full Review… | April 29, 2009
Cinema Crazed

The movie is least successful when it tips from semi-serious to too-serious.

Full Review… | September 24, 2007

Its annoying need to be witty, profound, funny, and charming at all times makes what could have been a smart comedy a tiresome exercise in pleasing its audience.

Full Review… | January 20, 2005
Apollo Guide

At the end when we should be thinking about love and lessons of maturity, we are left with Isabel shrugging off her latest mistake and charging headlong into who-knows-what.

December 6, 2004
Looking Closer

Le Divorce is tres mediocre.

Full Review… | June 23, 2004

Audience Reviews for Le Divorce


It's just not that interesting.

Wildaly M

Super Reviewer

nothing special

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

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

Juli Ryan

Super Reviewer

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