Birthday Girl Movie Review 2002

Information and Film Reviews for Birthday Girl the Movie

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Love story cum actioner stars Chaplin as a timid London bank clerk, John, and Kidman as Nadia, his mysterious and sexy online Russian mail-order bride with a secret. Nadia doesn't speak English, but the two begin to speak the international language anyway. Afraid, intrigued, then tickled with his Soviet missus who brings some color into his dull, drab life, John hardly has time to wallow in his newfound bliss when he's beset by Russian baddies (Frenchmen Kassovitz and Cassel) claiming to be Nadia's relatives, who show up on his doorstep one day. Kidman shows her range, however, and reportedly learned Russian for the film. Decent turn from the Butterworth clan, who also produced the hip debut film "Mojo."


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 93 minutes.
Originally from United States, British.

Cast and Crew

Romantic Comedy, Mail-Order Brides, Moscow Mafia, Scams, Stings & Cons, Great Britain
Jez Butterworth, Tom Butterworth
Nicole Kidman, Ben Chaplin, Vincent Cassel, Mathieu Kassovitz, Kate Evans
Oliver Stapleton
Jez Butterworth
Stephen Warbeck
Ian Fuller, Christopher Tellefsen, Diann Wajon, Phoebe de Gaye, Hugo Luczyc-Wyhowski
Eric Abraham, Stephen Butterworth, Diana Phillips, Portobello Pictures, FilmFour, Mirage Enterprises, Miramax Films

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