Directed by Peter Weir, who at the time had just come off the critically acclaimed drama Dead Poet's Society (1989). Here, he wanted to do something quite different, a light and fluffy film. Only slightly based on Weir's time living and working in America, but it was also a chance to work with Gérard Depardieu, who was just about ready to crack America (briefly) at that time. In New York, Brontë Parrish (Andie MacDowall) is a keen horticulturist who has found the perfect flat with it's own garden. Only one snag, it's for married couples only. At the same time, she's introduced to Frenchman Georges Faure (Depardieu), who has found the perfect job in America, but he needs a Green Card to get it. So Brontë and Georges agree upon a "marriage of convenience", in order to convince the immigration authorities, they have to appear to be in love with one another. Which is difficult when they hardly know each other, plus the neighbours in the flat are suspicious, but Brontë and Georges soon get along. Weir does well with this slightly amusing comedy of cultural clashes and there is the odd bit of farce thrown in for good measure. It's not 100% perfect, but Weir was perfectly entitled to do something lighter after a lot of serious films, and Depardieu does well in his first American film.