Green Card

Last Updated on: October 18th, 2023

Green Card (Touchstone Movie)

“Green Card” is a romantic comedy film released in 1990, directed by Peter Weir. The movie stars Gérard Depardieu and Andie MacDowell in the lead roles.

The story revolves around Georges Fauré (played by Gérard Depardieu), a Frenchman living in New York City who is facing deportation due to an expired visa. In a desperate attempt to stay in the United States, Georges enters into a marriage of convenience with Brontë Parrish (played by Andie MacDowell), an American woman who is in need of a place to live.

Their arrangement seems simple enough – a fake marriage for the purpose of obtaining a green card. However, things become more complicated as the immigration authorities start investigating their marriage, and they must convincingly play the role of a happily married couple to avoid getting caught.

As Georges and Brontë live together, they begin to learn more about each other’s quirks and habits, and their initial arrangement slowly transforms into a genuine friendship. Both characters are hesitant to reveal their true feelings for fear of jeopardizing their plans, but as they spend more time together, they cannot ignore the growing attraction between them.

The movie is a delightful and heartwarming comedy that explores themes of love, relationships, and the importance of honesty. It showcases the cultural differences between Georges and Brontë, making for amusing and endearing moments as they navigate their way through the complexities of their unconventional marriage.

Gérard Depardieu delivers a charming performance as Georges, capturing the essence of a Frenchman struggling to adapt to American customs. Andie MacDowell brings her signature grace and charm to the role of Brontë, making her a relatable and lovable character.

“Green Card” is a feel-good romantic comedy that appeals to a wide audience. It provides plenty of laughs and tender moments, making it a delightful movie for those who enjoy romantic comedies. The film’s depiction of the challenges and joys of intercultural relationships adds depth and relevance to its romantic storyline.

Overall, “Green Card” is a heartwarming and entertaining film that celebrates the power of love and the beauty of unexpected connections between people from different backgrounds. It remains a beloved classic in the romantic comedy genre, showcasing the talents of its lead actors and the skillful direction of Peter Weir.

Additional Details

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  • Year Released: 1990
  • Type of Movie: Live Action
  • Box Office: $29.8 million
  • Awards: Nominated Academy Award; Won Golden Globes
  • IMDB Link


  • Gérard Depardieu: Georges Fauré
  • Andie MacDowell: Brontë Parrish
  • Bebe Neuwirth: Lauren Adler
  • Gregg Edelman: Phil
  • Robert Prosky: Brontë’s lawyer
  • Lois Smith: Brontë’s mother
  • Ann Dowd: Peggy
  • Larry Wright: Larry Wright the bucket drummer
  • Ethan Phillips: Gorsky


  • Music: Hans Zimmer

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