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Monday, 1 July, 2002, 12:12 GMT 13:12 UK
Birthday Girl: Your views
Nicole Kidman
Nadia (Kidman) is not what John (Chapman) expects
Birthday Girl, but the comedy thriller starring Nicole Kidman sees its leading lady play Nadia, a Russian mail-order bride, bought by introverted bank clerk John (Ben Chaplin).

The film follows the development of their relationship but takes a sudden twist when Nadia's cousin (Mathieu Kassovitz) and friend (Vincent Cassel) turn up and coerce John into robbing a bank.

"It starts out promisingly enough as a light romantic comedy and is not without its fair share of moments (mainly derived from John's bland faceless colleagues)," wrote the BBC's Caroline Westbrook.

"But the arrival of Kassovitz and Cassel throw the whole thing into disarray, shifting the tone uneasily into thriller territory while trying to stay close to its quirky comic roots," she added.

What do you think?

Does the film struggle to find an identity? Is Kidman convincing as a Russian mail-order bride?

Have your say

Flat?! She was utterly convincing and (along with The Others) this film persuaded me that Kidman is as talented as she is beautiful.
Robert del Valle, USA

I watched this film last night at the cinema and came out more disappointed than anything else.

Off to a promising start, quite a nerdy bank clerk character from upper crusty St Albans (mind you, he must have a heck of a wage packet to have a house there these days!!), looks for a bit of excitement in his life by ordering a Russian woman off the internet. The comedy is scattered, the plot is quite predictable, in all an inoffensive piece which more than anything showcases Ms Kidman's acting talents, and not much else!
Stuart, UK

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