Le Divorce
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Based on the 1997 National Book Award-nominated novel of the same name by Diane Johnson (co-writer of the script for Stanley Kubrick's The Shining), Le Divorce is a romantic comedy from director James Ivory. Revisiting the "Americans in France" theme that Ivory explored in 1998's A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries, the film stars Kate Hudson as Isabel Walker. When she receives word that her pregnant poetess sister Roxy (Naomi Watts) has been left by her philandering French husband, artist Charles-Henri de Persand (Melvil Poupaud), Isabel offers her help and moral support.… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 37%

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"Quite le drag."
‑ Jay Boyar, Orlando Sentinel
"It pokes along like a Renault on an interstate, lacking drama or momentum."
‑ Terry Lawson, Detroit Free Press
"Not a frothy romantic comedy."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"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."
‑ Derek Smith, Apollo Guide
"It's difficult to find a character to connect with."
‑ Forrest Hartman, Reno Gazette-Journal
"This is an insignificant film with a passably entertaining premise that goes wildly to hell the instant it strays from its comic ideals with brief, unsatisfying detours into the realms of art and high-end lingerie."
‑ Connie Ogle, Miami Herald
"It's all perfectly pleasant, but the movie lacks an urgent dramatic pulse, or a clear sense of whose story it's supposed to be, or even, from scene to scene, whether it's meant to be a comedy, drama or thriller."
‑ Steve Murray, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"Naomi Watts steals the movie."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"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."
‑ Jeffrey Overstreet, Looking Closer
"I saw this AFTER I watched Gigli, and it's STILL the worst film I've seen in the last twelve months."
‑ Oz, eFilmCritic.com
"It is a well-dressed film filled with thought and sly observations."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"A delightful blend of American sensibility and French chaos in a movie that is sunny, surprising and consistently entertaining."
‑ Rex Reed, New York Observer
"The movie is least successful when it tips from semi-serious to too-serious."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
"Le Divorce is tres mediocre."
‑ Judith Egerton, Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
"...the ending does nothing to dispel the feeling that one has just wasted 117 minutes of one's life on empty gestures."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
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