Luckily for me and for movie fans everywhere, Posey is back to her indie best in Zoe Cassavetes’ new film, Broken English. She plays Nora, a hip 30-something hotel worker who is unlucky in love.
Her two best friends in the world (Drea de Matteo, Tim Guinee) are married to each other, and everyone else is constantly questioning when she’ll finally settle down with Mr. Right. After an embarrassing one-night stand with a condescending and very attached Hollywood actor, Nick Gable (played by Justin Theroux), Nora resolves to go it alone.
Then at a party thrown by a co-worker, she meets a handsome Frenchman named Julien (Melvil Poupaud). He is sex on two legs, with enough pickup lines to make Gloria Steinem cry foul.
But she just won’t take the bait. Luckily with Julien, there’s more to him than meets the eye. The two embark on a very funny fling that is eerily modern, yet ripe with all the traditions of a classic Doris Day flick.
Cassavetes, daughter of living legend Gena Rowlands (Paris Je T’aime), and the late film director John Cassavetes has raised her glass to singles everywhere with this classy and sexy urban love story. She borrows from the neuroses of early Woody Allen fare and pairs that with the wit and sweetness of Bridget Jones' Diary, resulting in a strong debut with a downtown twist.
Broken English releases in select theaters June 22.