Birthday Girl (2002)



Critic Consensus: Kidman shows her range in this quirky movie, but the shift in tone from romantic comedy to thriller may leave viewers unsatisfied.

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John Buckingham was an ordinary bank employee with a small home and a life built on routine...until he took a bride through an on-line mail order service called "From Russia With Love." The morning she arrives is her birthday, but he's the one who's in for the surprise. When the new bride's two "cousins," Yuri and Alexei, arrive John's life is turned upside down as he learns the truth behind their relationship and is taken on the adventure of a lifetime--when they take her hostage and force John to rob his own bank.
Rating: R (for sexuality and language)
Genre: Comedy , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
Directed By: Jez Butterworth , Piers Thompson , Piers Thompson
Written By: Tom Butterworth , Jez Butterworth
In Theaters: wide
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Kate Evans
as Claire
Stephen Mangan
as Bank Manager
Alexander Armstrong
as Robert Moseley
Jo McInnes
as Waitress
Ben Miller
as Concierge
Jonathan Aris
as D.I. O'Fetiger
Rebecca Clarke
as Bank Colleague
Xander Armstrong
as Robert Moseley
Raj Ghatak
as Bank Colleague
David Mark
as Bank Colleague
Sue Maund
as Woman With Lost Hat
Steve Pemberton
as Duty Sergeant
Jack Pierce
as Bank Colleague
Alan Stocks
as Passport official
J.J. Toba
as Policeman 2
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Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | March 25, 2009
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Full Review… | February 8, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | November 6, 2002
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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August 9, 2002
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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'Butterfingered' is the word for the big-fisted direction of Jez Butterworth, who manages to blast even the smallest sensitivities from the romance with his clamorous approach.

April 8, 2002
Hollywood Reporter
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