Oct 16

Film review – Green Card (1990)

Film review – Green Card (1990)

Green Card

Rating: 6/10

Starring: Gérard Depardieu, Andie MacDowell, Bebe Neuwirth, Gregg Edelman, Robert Prosky, Lois Smith

Directed by: Peter Weir

Review: Film review – Green Card (1990) – The first thing that you encounter when you begin to watch this film is the stark contrast between Andie MacDowell and Gérard Depardieu. It doesn’t sound like a pairing that will work and to be honest, it doesn’t. The plot attempts to use this mis-match to its advantage but it grates and gets in the way of the movie, bad casting I’m afraid.

MacDowell plays a woman who wants a particular apartment that has a green house attached. This is important for her because it is rare in Manhattan and she is a horticulturist. Unfortunately she needs to be married to get it and so marries for convenience. Depardieu is the man she doesn’t know but marries. After the marriage they aren’t supposed to see each other again but the US government begin to investigate the marriage and they are forced to spend some time together in order to fool them. Although their personalities clash they are slowly drawn together.

The movie as a whole is not a disaster by any means and there is some humour and a little romance and it’ll pass a couple of hours pleasantly enough but don’t expect more than that.

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Card_%28film%29

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099699/

Amazon: Buy it