Birthday Girl

Birthday Girl

Director: Jez Butterworth, Piers Thompson Cast: Nicole Kidman, Ben Chaplin
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Birthday Girl

Jez Butterworth directs Nicole Kidman in one of her oddest roles in Birthday Girl, which comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1. English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. Spanish subtitles are accessible, and the English soundtrack is closed-captioned. Supplemental materials include a making-of featurette, and a music video. This is a slim disc from Disney/Buena Vista, but it does offer excellent sound and picture quality. This is a worthwhile title for those in the mood for something different.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/13/2002
UPC: 0717951010865
Original Release: 2001
Rating: R
Source: Miramax
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:30:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Behind-the-scenes featurette; "Somethin' Stupid" music video; French-language track; Spanish subtitles

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Nicole Kidman Nadia
Ben Chaplin John
Vincent Cassel Alexei
Mathieu Kassovitz Yuri
Kate Evans Claire
Rebecca Clarke Bank Collegue
Sue Maund Woman With Lost Hat
Alan Stocks Passport official
Ben Miller Concierge
Sally Phillips Karen
Jonathan Aris D.I. O'Fetiger
Jack Pierce Bank Collegue
Jo McInnes Waitress
Xander Armstrong Robert Moseley
Katya Barton-Chapple Young Sophia
Mark Gatiss Tim
Raj Ghatak Bank Collegue
Stephen Mangan Bank Manager
David Mark Bank Collegue
Steve Pemberton Duty Sergeant
Reece Shearsmith Porter
J.J. Toba Policeman 2
Nick Ingman Conductor

Technical Credits
Jez Butterworth Director,Screenwriter
Piers Thompson Director
Eric Abraham Producer
Robert Agganis Camera Operator
Robbie Austin Makeup
Bernard Bellew Production Manager
Andy Bennett Stunts
Caroline Bonham Production Manager
Steve Butterworth Producer
Tom Butterworth Screenwriter
Jina Jay Casting Casting
Ray De Haan Stunts
Phoebe Degaye Costumes/Costume Designer
Levan Doran Stunts
Adel Dunno Makeup
Dominic Freece Stunts
Julie Goldstein Executive Producer
Sy Hollands Stunts
Rebecca Holmes Art Director
Jina Jay Casting
Ashley Johnson Makeup
Carro Knott Makeup
Deb Lanser Makeup
Bob Last Musical Direction/Supervision
Colin Leventhal Executive Producer
Arabella Lockhart Set Decoration/Design
Graham Longhurst Special Effects Supervisor
Hugo Luczyc-Wyhowski Production Designer
Viv Mepham Makeup
Peter Miles Stunts
Jamie Millington Stunts
Trish Newton Makeup
Diana Phillips Producer
Sydney Pollack Executive Producer
Pride Studios Special Effects
Allon Reich Executive Producer
Verity Roberts Set Decoration/Design
Peter J. Robertson Cinematographer
Rick Schwartz Executive Producer
Oliver Stapleton Cinematographer
Christopher Tellefsen Editor
Diaan Wajon Art Director
Simone Wajon Makeup
Stephen Warbeck Score Composer
Noriko Watanabe Makeup
Paul Webster Executive Producer
Analie Whitfield Stunts
Paul Williams Makeup
Linda Wilson Set Decoration/Design

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening Credits: "A Brave, Reasonable Thing to Do"
2. Lack of Communication
3. Yearly Report
4. "Trust and Letting Go"
5. Birthday Party
6. An Explosive Houseguest
7. The Model Employee?
8. Deceit Unveiled
9. Lovely Conversation
10. "What's Your Name?"
11. A Parting Gift
12. A Hero?
13. "Hello, Sophia"
14. End Credits

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Birthday Girl 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great movie. Not a usual Nicole Kidman film, but that is what makes it great. A good date movie or with friends. A definite must see.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This film, while not the best ever, was certainly worth the viewing. It is a fun entertaining film that will hold your attention until the end. Nicole Kidman gives a brilliant performance, one of her best.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Nicole Kidman is a goddess. ''Birthday Girl'' (a quirky suspense-comedy far different from her recent period pieces, ''Moulin Rouge!'' and ''The Others'') once again compliments her focused versatility as an actress. The film itself is enjoyable and entertaining, but the real present here is Kidman. ''Birthday Girl'' offers up yet another engaging performance from today's reigning Hollywood queen.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago