Green Card

Synopsis: George Faure is a Frenchman who has been offered a job in the U.S. But in order to get the job he must obtain a work permit - green card, and the easiest way is to marry an American. Bronte Parrish is a New Yorker who is a keen horticulturist and just found the perfect flat with its own greenhouse. Unfortunately the flat is for married couples only. A marriage of convenience seems the ideal solution to both problems. To convince the immigration officers they are married for love, they must move in with each other. As the mismatched couple attempt to cope with life together, they start to fall in love.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Peter Weir
Production: Touchstone Pictures
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
103 min

Anyway, they don't know

what they're gonna do with the soil

when they're all through.

Dave says, "I know just the guy

who'll take it off your hands." Me.

- Uh-huh.

- Hey, Harry, how you doin', man?

Look at this.

We're officially approved.

Hey, let's go!

All right!

Burger King!

- Burger King!

- Let's hear it for Phil!

Who can use a box of periwinkles?

Here you go. Tomatoes.

All right, yea!

Italian would be great,

but ask Bront and Phil.

- Yeah, 'cause I'm starved.

- I am too.

- Hey, Bront, are you hungry? Wanna

get something to eat? How about you?

- Yeah? Oh, yeah. Yeah.

- Yeah.

- The four of us get something to eat?

- Ten minutes? Let's go.

- The All Nations okay?

- Yeah.

- Hey. Ah.

- Mmm.

- A little pasta.

- Like maybe we could think of certain

plants that we could put in there.

- Yeah.

- Can we order?

- I'm not your waiter.

- Great. So who is our waiter?

- Yeah.

- Well, we'll leave it up to you.

- Hey, man, are you our waiter?

- No, sir. Georges, les cartes.

- Do you want an antipasto?

- Let's get out of here. It's awful.

I don't think we'll find anyplace else

open this time of night.

Look at this. Look at this time.

We have been sitting here a long time.

- You have chosen?

- Uh...

- Somebody else go ahead.

Uh, what are your specials tonight?

Uh, from Switzerland we have, um,

calves' liver with our special sauce...

and, uh, from old England,

we have roast beef.

- I don't eat meat.

- Why not?

Pardon me?

If you don't eat meat,

we have, uh, fish.

No, I don't eat fish either.

I'm a vegetarian.

- Ah.

- Do you have a vegetarian special?

Of course.

All Nations vegetables.

- Good. I'll have that,

but no oil or salt.

- No salt for you. Okay.

- Uh, I think I'll take the fish.

- Me too.

Fish. Two for the fish. Okay.

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Peter Weir

Peter Lindsay Weir, AM ( WEER; born 21 August 1944) is an Australian film director. He was a leading figure in the Australian New Wave cinema movement (1970–1990), with films such as the mystery drama Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975), the supernatural thriller The Last Wave (1977) and the historical drama Gallipoli (1981). The climax of Weir's early career was the $6 million multi-national production The Year of Living Dangerously (1983). After the success of The Year of Living Dangerously, Weir directed a diverse group of American and international films covering most genres—many of them major box office hits—including Academy Award-nominated films such as the thriller Witness (1985), the drama Dead Poets Society (1989), the romantic comedy Green Card (1990), the social science fiction comedy-drama The Truman Show (1998) and the epic historical drama Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003). For his work on these five films, Weir personally accrued six Academy Award nominations as either a director, writer or producer. Since 2003, Weir's productivity has sharply declined, having directed only one subsequent feature, the critically successful but financial flop The Way Back (2010). more…

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