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A Foreign Affair (2003)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 21 January 2003 (USA)
Two brothers need household help after their Ma passes away. They decide to join a romance tour to Russia to find and bring home a traditionally minded wife.

Director:

Helmut Schleppi

Writer:

Geert Heetebrij

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Cast

Credited cast:
Tim Blake Nelson ... Jake Adams
David Arquette ... Josh Adams
Lois Smith ... Ma Adams
Redmond Gleeson Redmond Gleeson ... Funeral Director
Rocío Linares Rocío Linares ... Cleaning Lady
Allyce Beasley ... Library Lady
Larry Pine ... Tour Host Ken
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Megan Follows ... Lena
Emily Mortimer ... Angela Beck
Nonna Velikaya Nonna Velikaya ... Anna
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Storyline

Two brothers need household help after their Ma passes away. They decide to join a romance tour to Russia to find and bring home a traditionally minded wife.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

They're not looking for love, they're looking for a wife

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sexual references | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

21 January 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

2 Brothers & a Bride See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,820, 9 May 2004

Gross USA:

$28,909

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$28,909
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Ontario)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Actual tour clients and would-be brides appear as extras as the film was shot during a real St. Petersburg romance tour. See more »

Goofs

When Josh goes back to the hotel room to steal Jake's money from under the bed, Josh is wearing a shirt. Later on, Jake returns to the room and rewinds the video camera to view recorded video of Josh stealing his money from under the bed. In the video footage, Josh is wearing a huge winter coat instead of just the shirt he was wearing when he actually stole the money a little while earlier. See more »


Soundtracks

Under the Milky Way
Written by Steve Kilbey & Karin Jansson
Performed by Tripping Jar
Used by permission of Music Sales Corporation (ASCAP) and by permission of Univeral-MCA Music Publishing,
a division of Universal Studios, Inc. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Music Sales Corporation
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Very funny
11 February 2003 | by ArizWldcatSee all my reviews

I am a big fan of Tim Blake Nelson, and he did not disappoint in this film about a real "mail order bride" service called "A Foreign Affair". In fact, the filmmakers distributed a copy of the catalog this company puts out. Otherwise, this might seem like a fabrication, I suppose. The film was about two mama's boys (actually mama favored the younger boy) whose mama dies and leaves them helpless and unable to take care of themselves. The older one (Nelson) decides they need a wife (singular...sort of a reverse polygamy), and goes to the library to check out the mail order bride industry. (Allyce Beasley has a funny cameo as the librarian). Then he drags his reluctant brother off to Russia in search of a wife for both of them. Several of the company's real life clients appear in the film, interestingly enough. I enjoyed it immensely, and I hope this somehow finds its way into theaters.


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