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A Foreign Affair (2003)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 21 January 2003 (USA)
Two brothers need household help after their Ma passes away. They decide to join a romance tour to Russia to find and bring home a traditionally minded wife.


Helmut Schleppi


Geert Heetebrij

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Credited cast:
Tim Blake Nelson ... Jake Adams
David Arquette ... Josh Adams
Lois Smith ... Ma Adams
Redmond Gleeson Redmond Gleeson ... Funeral Director
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Two brothers need household help after their Ma passes away. They decide to join a romance tour to Russia to find and bring home a traditionally minded wife.

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They're not looking for love, they're looking for a wife


Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sexual references | See all certifications »





English | Russian

Release Date:

21 January 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

2 Brothers & a Bride See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,580, 14 May 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$25,589, 27 June 2004
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Actual tour clients and would-be brides appear as extras as the film was shot during a real St. Petersburg romance tour. See more »


When Josh goes back to the hotel room to steal Jake's money from under the bed, Josh is wearing a shirt. Later on, Jake returns to the room and rewinds the video camera to view recorded video of Josh stealing his money from under the bed. In the video footage, Josh is wearing a huge winter coat instead of just the shirt he was wearing when he actually stole the money a little while earlier. See more »


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Courtesy of Heinz Records
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Long distance romance
15 February 2005 | by jotix100See all my reviews

This indie arrived without any warning. On the basis of the three principals, we decided to take a look at it. Directed with care by Helmut Schleppi, this is an endearing comedy about how love surprises even the most skeptical types in the wrong places.

If you haven't seen the film, please stop reading now.

Josh and Jake live in the family farm. Their mother seems to dote on Jake, the good for nothing brother that is totally helpless in practical matters. When the mother dies suddenly, Jake realizes a woman is needed in the ranch to help the brothers cope with the household chores. Josh is useless; since he was a "mamma's boy", he is not expected to do anything.

In learning about the possibility of "importing" a bride, Jake decides to take Josh to Russia and marry him off to a woman that would like to emigrate to the United States and help around the farm. Well, Jake is for a rude awakening! Josh suddenly awakens when he has to select a woman among the gorgeous candidates; he discovers sex and fun with the women that are looking for some pampering. Josh ends up spending his money in a radical make over at his brother's expense.

The brothers meet a young woman, who at first they think is another of the women wanting to emigrate. Angela is making a documentary about the phenomenon and ends up translating for the brothers.

Tim Blake Nelson is perfect as Jake, the good brother. He is one of the kindest souls ever seen in the movies. David Arquette is also good as the confused Josh. Emily Mortimer, as Angela, makes a great appearance.

The film is sweet, without being sugary. It will not disappoint.

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