Green Card

6.21 h 47 min1990PG-13
HD. A mutually beneficial green-card marriage takes a surprising turn in this romantic comedy starring Gerard Depardieu and Andie MacDowell.
Peter Weir
Gerard DepardieuAndie MacDowell
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Peter Weir
Touchstone Pictures
PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
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4.7 out of 5 stars

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Tere SanzReviewed in the United States on June 21, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
A great movie!
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I love this movie so much! The plot is very simple, as the title suggests, an arranged marriage in order to get a Green Card and a green house. Each of them have their own personal reasons in terms of why they need to marry, two very different ones indeed, and the one thing they never counted on was love. I would recommend this movie to everyone, even if you don't think this type of movie is what you like. Give it a shot. Actors are absolutely great in this film. One thing worthy of notice, is the way the director makes sure to pay attention to the sounds of New York city. Quite amazing, as well as the choice of music. These sounds give the film ground and identity. I just love this movie and invite you to watch it. You will not be disappointed.
12 people found this helpful
Bill & EllieReviewed in the United States on April 16, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Its such a good movie!
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DVD was physically perfect, played with no issues-

The movie itself is a personal favorite. I remember watching it with my mother when I was young. The soundtrack is beautiful, featuring classical & Enya... The story is as valid today as it was in 1990. A unique love story; Brontë, is a horticulturalist who has found her dream apartment that has an amazing garden, which is so hard to find in the big city— the only problem— the apartment’s board members wont lease to a single woman (sexist much??) SO— She discovers a way to get the apartment— by marrying an immigrant, named Georges, a french composer who’s down on his luck in America with a visa about to expire but wants to stay in America... Chaos ensues, of course, but it’s not over the top or cheesy— it is truly an elegant & unique approach to the struggles of building a relationship.
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RosieReviewed in the United States on August 21, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
A classic '90s rom-com
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The best rom-coms are from the 1990s, hands down. This is one of my favorites. It stars Andie MacDowell and Gerard Depardieu. Each needs the other and so they marry to get him a green card, or spousal visa, and her a greenhouse. MacDowell is a horticulturist trying to move into a tony Upper West Side apartment with a magnificent garden. Depardieu is a Frenchman trying to move to America permanently. Since MacDowell's character, Bronte, has a better chance of getting the apartment of her dreams if she is married, she is set up with Depardieu's Georges. They marry, she gets the place, and he will have permanent residency if they can convince the government agents that the marriage is legit. Of course things go wrong before they go right. Still, the ending may surprise you, so stay for it. Great movie, with beautiful scenery--New York at its finest--plus comedy, drama, and the very likable MacDowell and Depardieu. It's sweet, family friendly and holds up pretty well over time.
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CRReviewed in the United States on January 21, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Pure Humanist Poetry
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I have loved the films of Peter Weir for many years now, but had somehow missed this one...until tonight. Wow! Depardieu and McDowell shine in this homage to both New York and, er, unorthodox marriage and finding love in between the lines anyway. Heart-warming, touching, authentic, and entertaining -- don't miss this one!
6 people found this helpful
M CaseyReviewed in the United States on April 25, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
A very sweet and enjoyable romantic movie with a touch of classical music
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The best part of the movie for me is the music played in the scene in her garden. It is the concerto adagio played on clarinet . It has become my most favorite piece of music and I like to listen to it every day. Thanks for the classical touch you added to GREEN CARD, along with an unusual, sweet romance, good plot and great actors.
8 people found this helpful
kllstyReviewed in the United States on October 27, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
One of my favorite movies.
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A well-done love story set in NYC is always tops on my list of movies. This one is funny too, not corny or contrived funny, but funny in subtle ways. Another well-done love story set in NYC is "Crossing Delancey" with Amy Irving.
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Cheryl StoutReviewed in the United States on May 11, 2012
5.0 out of 5 stars
Marriage of inconvenience
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Well, this was about the tenth time I've seen Green Card" and I hardly ever watch movies more than once.

What is it about this little comedy movie made over twenty years ago that touches my heart? Attraction of opposites maybe (since I seem to be full of cliches today). There is American Bronte Parrish, played by gorgeous Andie MacDowell - a rich horticulturist from a privileged background that has found the perfect apartment. But only married couples can live there.

Then there is French Georges Faure played by Gerard Depardieu at his scruffiest best. Georges comes from a background of poverty and petty crime, and is a composer, wanting a better life for himself. To get a green card so he can stay and work in the United States, he needs to marry quickly. And so comes a solution for both of them.

The problems start when INS officials don't believe they have a real marriage and want to quiz them to prove they actually "know" each other. They have to move in together and they learn that familiarity does NOT always breed contempt.

I love this movie. I love MacDowell. I thought Depardieu was the sexiest man ever in it (and couldn't understand why). Of course this was before his airplane escapades.

I am glad I finally have my own copy of the movie now and will probably make it an annual event to watch it.

I always wished they had made "Green Card 2" to follow up on Bronte and Georges' story.

Edited: on 05/11/12 to correct spelling of MacDowell.
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Shopping NannyReviewed in the United States on October 13, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
Not a true blu ray quality
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I have no issue with the film because it is one of my favorite movie with Andi Mcdowell. The problem comes with the quality of the picture. It has very visible graininess that is equivalent to a VHS videotape. If I had known this beforehand I would had purchased it in DVD format. I took a while to watch the movie so it is too late for me to return it. I will know better next time when ordering older movies but in my experience this has not happened to me before.
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