Green Card – Filtered
Georges 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 -a green card, and the easiest way is to marry an American. Bronte Parrish is a New Yorker who is a keen horticulturalist and has 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.
The story begins in a cafe called “Africa.” A couple played by Andie MacDowell and Gerard Depardieu get married so that Georges (Depardieu) can get his green card and Bronte (MacDowell) can get her application for an apartment approved. When the two are investigated by Immigration to ascertain the “legitimacy” of their marriage, the couple is forced to spend a weekend together getting to know one another. The situations in this movie are portrayed as classical romantic love and the two never sleep in the same bed together and the only real displays of affection are some very passionate kissing. The film itself is obviously a love story from start to finish, and although it isn’t exactly a kids’ film I certainly don’t think there is any reason they shouldn’t be allowed to watch it. The couple find love in their differences and the real story is that life’s unpredictability can be a blessing even when one might think it’s a curse.