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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Nicole Kidman
Ben Chaplin
Vincent Cassel
Mathieu Kassovitz
Ben Chaplin
Mathieu Kassovitz
Directors
Jez Butterworth
Screenwriters
Tom Butterworth
Running Time
93 minutes

Birthday Girl
Lightweight low-budget rom-com starring Nicole Kidman as a mail-order bride.


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Plot
Desperate bank clerk John decides to mail-order a bride from Russia, but when Nadia arrives he is unimpressed. She wins him round with some kinky sex, but then her two sinister 'cousins' turn up.


Verdict
Birthday Girl benefits from a cast that punches above the script's weight, dressing up essentially standard material. Fun, but less than Kidman and Chaplin deserve.


Reviewed by Emma Cochrane

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