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Fay Grim

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6.11 h 58 min2007NR
Fay Grim is coerced by a CIA agent to travel to Paris to locate some supposedly dangerous notebooks that belonged to her fugitive ex-husband. The mission escalates into a global con-game that plunges this unworldly but brave single mom into a world of international espionage.
Directors
Hal Hartley
Starring
Parker PoseyAnatole TaubmanRobert Seeliger
Genres
SuspenseComedyAction
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Audio Languages
English

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Supporting actors
Nikolai KinskiTim SeyfiPeter BenedictMiho NikaidoLeo FitzpatrickChuck MontgomeryElina LöwensohnSaffron BurrowsThomas Jay RyanLiam AikenJames UrbaniakJeff GoldblumMehdi Nebbou
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4.4 out of 5 stars

37 global ratings

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KachulaReviewed in the United Kingdom on 05 July 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Sorry for such a delay. Everything is more than ...
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Sorry for such a delay. Everything is more than OK with the seller and the movie itself :-) you have my honest recommendation :-)
The Movie GuyReviewed in the United Kingdom on 04 October 2013
3.0 out of 5 stars
WHY DID THE COMEDY STOP?
The movie starts out as a comedy with unlikely scenarios and amusing dialogue. Fay Grim's husband,Henry FOOL, a former garbage man, is on the lam for killing a man. Her brother Simon Grim is in prison for aiding him. Fay lives off her brother's royalties for his poetry writing (Who does that?). At one point the principle of her son's school suggests she move. Jeff Goldblum shows up as a CIA agent, and not a geek scientist, to ask Fay for assistance. Henry has written some books, rejected by the publisher as gibberish, only to find out that the fantastic stories in his diaries are true and the CIA wants them. Fay encounters a number of spy rings who shoot each other in a series of something one might expect in a Pink Panther movie. The film moves about with plot twists until Fay decides to take matters into her own hands. When Fay goes to Turkey, all of a sudden the movie stops any attempt at humor and suddenly shifts into a serious mode. Unfortunately by this time the plot is so twisted you really don't know who to root for or even care. You just want the movie to get on the lite side again and it never does.
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M. A. RamosReviewed in the United Kingdom on 12 November 2007
4.0 out of 5 stars
An Ambiguous Spoof
This is my first Hal Hartley film and I had no idea it was a sequel to `Henry Fool'. Parker Posey plays Fay Grim, the wife of Henry Fool. She does not seem to have her life in order. But who can blame her. Her husband is on the run or dead, her brother is in jail and her son just got expelled from school. What could be worse?

Here is where this espionage spoof film takes off on its implausible but interesting ride. A C.I.A. agent is waiting in her home for her to return. He informs her that her husband is dead, and the multi-volume diary he wrote is wanted by every government in the world. And now that they know Parker can obtain some of them, they all try to use her.

The C.I.A. convince Fay to fly to Paris to retrieve the books that are rightfully hers. But do not tell her that she is being used in a game of espionage. As she gets thrown into this world of international intrigue, she learns to play the game in her own way. A quirky film that definitely lends itself for another sequel.
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