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      Green Card

      PG-13 Released Dec 23, 1990 1 hr. 48 min. Romance Comedy List
      59% 32 Reviews Tomatometer 50% 25,000+ Ratings Audience Score Urban horticulturalist Brontë Mitchell (Andie MacDowell) has her eye on a gorgeous apartment, but the building's board will rent it only to a married couple. Georges Fauré (Gérard Depardieu), a waiter from France whose visa is expiring, needs to marry an American woman to stay in the country. Their marriage of convenience turns into a burden when they must live together to allay the suspicions of the immigration service, as the polar opposites grate on each other's nerves. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Apr 17 Buy Now

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      Iman R I saw this when it came out and I was only 12 but even then I knew this film had a true sense of romance and chemistry between the actors that is very special. And I just loved Gerard Depardieu from the moment he appeared in screen. I also found Andy McDowell very convincing even though the critics weren't as impressed. I think it has to do with the sort of snobby character she plays. Later I found out it was directed by Peter Weir and I realized his films were all my favorites growing up, such as Witness, The mosquito coast, dead poets society and Green Card just as much though it definitely did not get near the critical acclaim as the others. I don't know what it is about his films, I guess it's a combination of cinematography, music, pacing and just great genuine performances. I watch all his films repeatedly. I just watched greencard again after about 6 years and it delighted me as much as ever. It brings a smile to my face and butterflies to my stomach. It's just a great romance and fun engaging movie overall. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 10/29/23 Full Review andrea m Underrated rom-com from the great Weir with a gorgeous MacDowell and a magnetic Depardieu. Sure the movie has its flaws, but the photography delivers some genius shots, and the screenplay is just brilliant: many times the director has you biting you fingernails, then lowers the tension only to deliver a hard blow. The ending is also unpredictable and bittersweet enough to leave you grinning. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member This was rather cute if somewhat cheesy. I will admit I watched it more for the decor, the garden and all the details in the apartment rather than acting or story. Sort of one those films to watchif you have time and there is nothing on TV Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Audience Member Charming ,yet predictable romantic comedy enlightened by Depardieu magnetism . Pleasant and soothing Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Liam D Peter Weir (The Last Wave, Gallipoli) most lighthearted movie with a great Oscar nominated Screenplay, fantastic performances and underrated score by Hans Zimmer (DOA: Dead or Alive, The Zero Boys) Rated 4 out of 5 stars 11/28/21 Full Review Audience Member Charming and funny romcom! Also a great NY movie, for everyone who loves the city. Andie MacDowell and Gerard Depardieu have great chemistry. Overall a lovely film. And you'll laugh a lot! Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Sheila Benson Los Angeles Times [A]n effortlessly engaging love story whose ace in the hole is the almost indecent magnetism of Gerard Depardieu. Jan 23, 2019 Full Review Mat Snow Empire Magazine It's funny, sweet - and utterly lop-sided. Rated: 4/5 Jan 23, 2019 Full Review Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly The movie is just pleasing enough to make you wish there were more to it. Rated: B Sep 7, 2011 Full Review Rene Jordan El Nuevo Herald (Miami) This is depressing. [Full review in Spanish] Jan 20, 2023 Full Review David Nusair Reel Film Reviews ...a deliberate yet mostly compelling endeavor... Rated: 3/4 Jul 13, 2022 Full Review Ralph Novak People Magazine Silly and obvious as this romantic comedy is (and its script would have seemed dated in 1942), it might have mustered a considerable charm if Depardieu had been better matched in his first American film. Jan 23, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis Urban horticulturalist Brontë Mitchell (Andie MacDowell) has her eye on a gorgeous apartment, but the building's board will rent it only to a married couple. Georges Fauré (Gérard Depardieu), a waiter from France whose visa is expiring, needs to marry an American woman to stay in the country. Their marriage of convenience turns into a burden when they must live together to allay the suspicions of the immigration service, as the polar opposites grate on each other's nerves.
      Director
      Peter Weir
      Executive Producer
      Edward S. Feldman
      Distributor
      Buena Vista Pictures
      Production Co
      Touchstone Pictures
      Rating
      PG-13
      Genre
      Romance, Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Dec 23, 1990, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 18, 2014
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $29.8M
      Sound Mix
      Surround, Stereo, Dolby SR
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