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A 1990 romantic comedy film directed by Peter Weir, starring Creator/AndieMacDowell and Creator/GerardDepardieu.

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A 1990 romantic comedy film directed by Peter Weir, Creator/PeterWeir, starring Creator/AndieMacDowell and Creator/GerardDepardieu.


* CitizenshipMarriage: The whole plot, and Georges' motivation for the scheme--marrying Bront&euml will allow him to get a green card (U.S. residence permit) and avoid deportation.

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* CitizenshipMarriage: The whole plot, and Georges' motivation for the scheme--marrying Bront&euml Brontë will allow him to get a green card (U.S. residence permit) and avoid deportation.



* MarriageBeforeRomance: Bront&euml and Georges join in a sham marriage to get a green card to the US and a good apartment. They can't stand each other, and are hunted by the INS, before they realise they love each other.

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* MarriageBeforeRomance: Bront&euml Brontë and Georges join in a sham marriage to get a green card to the US and a good apartment. They can't stand each other, and are hunted by the INS, before they realise they love each other.


* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther
* BecomingTheMask: Their faked romance gradually becomes real
* BittersweetEnding: Atypical for the format and is semi famous for it.
* CitizenshipMarriage: The whole plot, and Georges' motivation for the scheme--marrying Bronte will allow him to get a green card (U.S. residence permit) and avoid deportation.
* DeadpanSnarker
* DuelingShows: Preceded Meg Ryan's ''Film/FrenchKiss'' by five years but due to the similar plot the two films often get confused for one another.
* FunnyForeigner

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%% * AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther
%% * BecomingTheMask: Their faked romance gradually becomes real
%% * BittersweetEnding: Atypical for the format and is semi famous for it.
* CitizenshipMarriage: The whole plot, and Georges' motivation for the scheme--marrying Bronte Bront&euml will allow him to get a green card (U.S. residence permit) and avoid deportation.
* DeadpanSnarker
* DuelingShows: Preceded Meg Ryan's ''Film/FrenchKiss'' by five years but due to the similar plot the two films often get confused for one another.
%% * FunnyForeigner



* MarriageBeforeRomance: Bronte and Georges join in a sham marriage to get a green card to the US and a good apartment. They can't stand each other, and are hunted by the INS, before they realise they love each other.
* OddCouple: The film's premise but the leads are actually charming enough to make this work.
* RomanticFakeRealTurn: Georges and Brontë
* SingleIssueLandlord: Why Andie [=Mac=]Dowell character wants in on the scheme.
* SlapSlapKiss
* TomboyishName: Bronte anyone?

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* MarriageBeforeRomance: Bronte Bront&euml and Georges join in a sham marriage to get a green card to the US and a good apartment. They can't stand each other, and are hunted by the INS, before they realise they love each other.
%% * OddCouple: The film's premise but the leads are actually charming enough to make this work.
%% * RomanticFakeRealTurn: Georges and Brontë
%% * SingleIssueLandlord: Why Andie [=Mac=]Dowell character wants in on the scheme.
%% * SlapSlapKiss
* TomboyishName: Bronte anyone?
SlapSlapKiss


A 1990 romantic comedy film directed by Peter Weir, starring Andie [=Mac=]Dowell and Creator/GerardDepardieu.

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A 1990 romantic comedy film directed by Peter Weir, starring Andie [=Mac=]Dowell Creator/AndieMacDowell and Creator/GerardDepardieu.

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* BecomingTheMask: Their faked romance gradually becomes real

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* RomanticFakeRealTurn: Georges and Brontë


1990 Film directed by Peter Weir and starring Andie [=Mac=]Dowell and Creator/GerardDepardieu. A French man hoping to get a Visa and a brash American woman hoping to get a flat in a posh area populated mainly by married couples band together for mutual convenience. The two dislike each other immediately but with the Immigration authorities closing in, they must pull together to make their marriage act seem believable. As is typical of [[RomanticComedy Romantic Comedies]], the two overcome their differences and begin to fall in love leading to an atypical ending for the format...

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A 1990 Film romantic comedy film directed by Peter Weir and Weir, starring Andie [=Mac=]Dowell and Creator/GerardDepardieu. A French man Creator/GerardDepardieu.

Georges (Depardieu), a Frenchman
hoping to get a Visa visa into the United States, and Brontë ([=MacDowell=]), a brash American woman hoping to get a flat an apartment in a posh area Manhattan neighborhood populated mainly by married couples couples, band together for mutual convenience. The two dislike each other immediately immediately, but with the Immigration authorities closing in, they must pull together to make their marriage act seem believable. As is typical of [[RomanticComedy Romantic Comedies]], the two overcome their differences and begin to fall in love love, leading to an atypical ending for the format...format...


* SingleIssueLandlord: Why AndieMacdowell's character wants in on the scheme.

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* SingleIssueLandlord: Why AndieMacdowell's Andie [=Mac=]Dowell character wants in on the scheme.


1990 Film directed by Peter Weir and starring AndieMacDowell and Creator/GerardDepardieu. A French man hoping to get a Visa and a brash American woman hoping to get a flat in a posh area populated mainly by married couples band together for mutual convenience. The two dislike each other immediately but with the Immigration authorities closing in, they must pull together to make their marriage act seem believable. As is typical of [[RomanticComedy Romantic Comedies]], the two overcome their differences and begin to fall in love leading to an atypical ending for the format...

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1990 Film directed by Peter Weir and starring AndieMacDowell Andie [=Mac=]Dowell and Creator/GerardDepardieu. A French man hoping to get a Visa and a brash American woman hoping to get a flat in a posh area populated mainly by married couples band together for mutual convenience. The two dislike each other immediately but with the Immigration authorities closing in, they must pull together to make their marriage act seem believable. As is typical of [[RomanticComedy Romantic Comedies]], the two overcome their differences and begin to fall in love leading to an atypical ending for the format...


* DuelingShows: Preceded Meg Ryan's ''FrenchKiss'' by five years but due to the similar plot the two films often get confused for one another.

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* DuelingShows: Preceded Meg Ryan's ''FrenchKiss'' ''Film/FrenchKiss'' by five years but due to the similar plot the two films often get confused for one another.

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* CitizenshipMarriage: The whole plot, and Georges' motivation for the scheme--marrying Bronte will allow him to get a green card (U.S. residence permit) and avoid deportation.

Added DiffLines:

* MarriageBeforeRomance: Bronte and Georges join in a sham marriage to get a green card to the US and a good apartment. They can't stand each other, and are hunted by the INS, before they realise they love each other.


1990 Film directed by Peter Weir and starring AndieMacDowell and GerardDepardieu. A French man hoping to get a Visa and a brash American woman hoping to get a flat in a posh area populated mainly by married couples band together for mutual convenience. The two dislike each other immediately but with the Immigration authorities closing in, they must pull together to make their marriage act seem believable. As is typical of [[RomanticComedy Romantic Comedies]], the two overcome their differences and begin to fall in love leading to an atypical ending for the format...

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1990 Film directed by Peter Weir and starring AndieMacDowell and GerardDepardieu.Creator/GerardDepardieu. A French man hoping to get a Visa and a brash American woman hoping to get a flat in a posh area populated mainly by married couples band together for mutual convenience. The two dislike each other immediately but with the Immigration authorities closing in, they must pull together to make their marriage act seem believable. As is typical of [[RomanticComedy Romantic Comedies]], the two overcome their differences and begin to fall in love leading to an atypical ending for the format...


* DeadpanSnarker



* FakeNationality: Averted. Gerard Depardieu is actually French.



* DeadpanSnarker

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* DeadpanSnarkerHollywoodLaw: Immigration is not going to come to your house to scope you out. In fact, the movie in general [[ArtisticLicense overestimates the difficulty]] of obtaining a green card in this situation.

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1990 Film directed by Peter Weir and starring AndieMacDowell and GerardDepardieu. A French man hoping to get a Visa and a brash American woman hoping to get a flat in a posh area populated mainly by married couples band together for mutual convenience. The two dislike each other immediately but with the Immigration authorities closing in, they must pull together to make their marriage act seem believable. As is typical of [[RomanticComedy Romantic Comedies]], the two overcome their differences and begin to fall in love leading to an atypical ending for the format...
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!!This film provides examples of the following tropes:

* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther
* BittersweetEnding: Atypical for the format and is semi famous for it.
* DuelingShows: Preceded Meg Ryan's ''FrenchKiss'' by five years but due to the similar plot the two films often get confused for one another.
* FakeNationality: Averted. Gerard Depardieu is actually French.
* FunnyForeigner
* DeadpanSnarker
* OddCouple: The film's premise but the leads are actually charming enough to make this work.
* SingleIssueLandlord: Why AndieMacdowell's character wants in on the scheme.
* SlapSlapKiss
* TomboyishName: Bronte anyone?
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