Le Divorce


Maybe movies should come with `pre-nups' - - if things don't work out, you can keep the bits you want and send the rest back.

Le Divorce is a matrimonial disaster in desperate need of a divorce itself. James Ivory's unyielding transatlantic efforts descend into stereotypical hell, with Naomi Watts as the cuckolded wife of a Frenchman who's visited in Paris by her Californian sister Kate Hudson. What ensues is a `laughable' domino-clatter involving suicide, murder and fancy handbags.

To be fair, there's plenty here that's easy on the eye, not least the enticing backdrops of gay Paree and Kate Hudson's collection of quality wigs. Good job, because it at least gives you something to gawk at whenever the movie lapses into (un-subtitled) scenes `en Français'. Ivory obviously wants us to take things seriously - which is the last thing we should be doing considering this is supposed to be a soufflé-light continental comedy.

Film Details

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  • UK Theatrical Release Date: March 1st 2004

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