Green Card (1990)

Genres - Comedy, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Comedy  |   Release Date - Dec 23, 1990 (USA)  |   Run Time - 108 min.  |   Countries - Australia , France , United States   |   MPAA Rating - PG13
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Review by Brendon Hanley

Internationally renowned French film star GĂ©rard Depardieu made his first bid at Hollywood success with the light romantic comedy Green Card. Director Peter Weir wrote the part specifically for the actor; it was his first English-language role of any note. Though he continued to appear in American productions -- including the big-budget 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992) and the dreadful remake of My Father the Hero (1994) -- few were as well-received as Green Card. The actor is complemented by his appealing co-star, Andie MacDowell, and Weir gives his predictable material a breezy touch. A moderate success, Green Card was clearly not in the same box-office league as Weir's previous mainstream hits, Dead Poets Society and Witness. Weir garnered an Academy Award nomination for his original screenplay.