- Rated: PG-13
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 55 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: January 27, 2004
- Originally Released: 2003
- Label: 20th Century Fox
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Dual Side - Dual Layer
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Dolby Surround - French, Spanish
- Subtitles - English, French, Spanish - Optional
- Additional Release Material:
- Trailers: Theatrical Trailer
Disc 1/Side A: LE DIVORCE - Widescreen
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.39
Disc 1/Side B: LE DIVORCE - Full Frame
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Matthew Modine &
Bebe Neuwirth &
James Ivory &
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Michael Schiffer &
Executive Production by
Scott Kroopf &
Rolling Stone - 08/21/2003
"...A romantic comedy of true sophistication. There's a sting in every laugh..."
USA Today - 08/08/2003
"...LE DIVORCE is entertaining as an adult romantic comedy..."
Box Office - 09/01/2003
"...There is an incalculable sense of authenticity in LE DIVORCE that few previous films have been able to convey..."
Movieline's Hollywood Life - 09/01/2003
"Kate Hudson displays great charm as an American in Paris..."
Premiere - 09/01/2003
"...The picture is a nice return to form for Ivory and company, as well as a welcome stretch for Kate Hudson..."
Sight and Sound - 09/01/2003
"...LE DIVORCE boasts a stellar cast and production values to die for..."
LE DIVORCE, based on the novel by Diane Johnson, is a contemporary Merchant/Ivory production that explores the fundamental differences between Americans and the French, especially in matters of the heart and manners. Isabel (Kate Hudson) is a brash, outspoken Californian who travels to Paris to help her pregnant expatriate sister Roxeanne (Naomi Watts). Once there she finds that Roxeanne's cheating husband (Melvil Poupaud) has abandoned her for his sexy mistress. Determined to help Roxeanne, Isabel settles in and quickly succumbs to the charms of Paris, including its men. She embarks on her own affair with Edgar (Thierry Lhermitte), the married brother of Suzanne de Persand (Leslie Caron), Roxeanne's bourgeois mother-in-law, and falls into the stereotypical life of a French mistress, receiving expensive Hermés gifts, and undergoing a chic cultural makeover. However, Suzanne quickly learns of the affair and is enraged, claiming that Americans don't know how to have proper, temporary affairs. Upon the arrival of Isabel and Roxeanne's typically American parents (Stockard Channing and Sam Waterson), the cultural divide becomes deeper as the two families battle it out over love, marriage, infidelity, fortune and ultimately: divorce.
Paris, France |
- Theatrical Release Date: August 8, 2003