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Birthday Girl

MPAA Rating: R for sexuality and language.
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1 hr. 33 min.
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Nicole Kidman in “Birthday Girl”

Starring: Nicole Kidman, Ben Chaplin, Vincent Cassel, Mathieu Kassovitz, Valentina Cervi | Directed by: Jez Butterworth, Mathieu Kassovitz | Produced by: Eric Abraham, Steve Butterworth, Diana Phillips | Written by: Tom Butterworth, Jez Butterworth | Distributor: Miramax Films

Here’s what the distributor says about their film: (from the producer) In BIRTHDAY GIRL, Nicole Kidman plays a mail-order (e-mail, that is) Russian bride whose marriage to a staunchy English banker (Ben Chaplin) has been arranged over the Internet. As it turns out, the arrangement is not as innocent and anonymous as it seems, and upon the bride’s arrival in England, the banker finds himself in serious danger.

Viewer Comments
Negative—I should have checked a preview before going to this movie, or AT LEAST noted that it was rated R. The movie has a somewhat interesting plot, but it’s ruined by the reliance on “sex” to sell the movie. Save your money, this is one movie that you can do without seeing.
My Ratings: [Extremely Offensive / 2]
—Sara, age 23
Movie Critics
…8 F-words, 3 scatological terms, 5 religious exclamations, 5 mild obscenities, (some of the obscene terms are in Russian and are translated into English subtitles)…
…They’re never married, but she manually stimulates him (not explicitly seen) before they have sex several times (that includes movement, related sounds and some post nudity in the form of a full view of her bare rear). Some of their sexual encounters involve bondage, and we see by the porno magazines and tapes that she discovers…