2 Brothers and A Bride
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2 Brothers and A Bride
The first film for both director Helmut Schleppi and writer Geert Heetebrij, A Foreign Affair stars Tim Blake Nelson and David Arquette as brothers Jake and Josh. When their mother (Lois Smith) passes away, leaving the anything but self-sufficient young men to fend for themselves, Jake decides that they need a wife. With a proficiency for domestic duties at the top of the list of his requirements for a spouse, Jake decides to go the mail-order bride route. With that, he and Josh embark on a "romance tour" in St. Petersburg, Russia, in hopes of finding the perfect woman to take back… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 46%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's Tim Blake Nelson's character who keeps the plot from spinning out of control, because he has a natural and unforced respect for these women that he yanks his brother's chain and keeps their mission on course."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Neither funny enough to be a comedy nor serious enough to pass for drama."
‑ Kevin Crust, Los Angeles Times
"For those who are easily pleased."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"A genial, generally amusing film."
‑ Merle Bertrand, Film Threat
"Spirited indie film that could be improved by a gifted editor."
‑ Robert K. Elder, Chicago Tribune
"This is one case where the director would have been better off pointing his camera at real subjects. The truth, in this case, is almost sure to be stranger than the fiction."
‑ Bill Muller, Arizona Republic
"Nelson's charisma keeps the film watchable, but there are few laughs or surprises."
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, New Times
"A Foreign Affair is an altogether enjoyable diversion, a light and clever comedy that offers some great performances in a unique setting. Plus it's about ten times more sincere and entertaining than what passes for romantic comedy these days."
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
"Good piece of work."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"A competently assembled yet perplexingly affectless romantic comedy."
‑ Hazel-Dawn Dumpert, L.A. Weekly
"In the end, it's not going to bother anyone, and it's funnier than it has a right to be. Just don't expect real comedic insight into the ways human beings stumble into love."
‑ , E! Online
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