Paris Can Wait

Paris Can Wait

DVD - 2017
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The wife of a successful movie producer takes a car trip from the south of France to Paris with one of her husband's associates.
Publisher: Culver City, CA :, Sony Pictures Classics,, [2017]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 92 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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superreader64
Jul 30, 2018

I thought this movie was boring. The food looked delicious, especially the chocolate.

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ryanever
Mar 07, 2018

This seemed like a minor movie for a very limited audience of probably middle aged women. However, by the end it revealed it was more than that and mostly won me over. I liked it more than I thought I would.

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poodlegirl
Mar 03, 2018

Watching Diane Lane be cute in France does NOT a story make!

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biffblack
Feb 04, 2018

This movie smells very bad. Horrid script, worse "direction" by the wantonly UNTALENTED eleanor coppola (like daughter, like mother?). Frank's wife ought to just check back into her well-appointed suite at the Sherry-Netherland and stay there. She has ZERO gift for narrative. The French male "actor" assigned to the lead rises to the level of being a total bore. Also, he's unbearably homely. When he pulls out a cigarette at a gas station pump, I half-expected Diane Lane to ask him, "Didn't you see The Birds?" Lane manages to make the dumb dialogue she's given sound plausible. Someone give her a movie worthy of her talents, please.

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COURIER3
Feb 04, 2018

The scenery and food displays was good. Was wondering if the Frenchman was a free loader.

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cmarie20
Jan 31, 2018

This used to be called a romantic comedy. I totally enjoyed it. Diane Lane walks on the water for me - the scenery is beautiful, the food is unbelievable, and I would buy the French guy crackers!

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gogo12127
Jan 22, 2018

Well, I must be an outlier, because I liked this movie. But then I like anything with Diane Lane.

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suzella
Jan 11, 2018

Although I have never commented about any movie I feel the need to warn to stay away from this crap. The ONLY redeeming features to this movie is the scenery and food. The characters, plot, and acting is all implausible. Too bad, it all looked good on paper.

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22METZ
Dec 26, 2017

Beautiful scenery of France. Delicious looking food. Makes you want to go there.

Rana_M Dec 15, 2017

As a fan of Alec Baldwin and southern France, I was sadly disappointed in this bland and go-nowhere road trip movie. If you're looking for a movie with delightful characters and beautiful France as the backdrop, time is far better spent watching A Good Year or The Well Digger's Daughter. Both available at RPL!

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jimg2000
Oct 27, 2017

Seriously, Twelve Euros for a bottle of water. And look, they charged you for a hamburger and a cheese sandwich.
-Well, I wanted a cheeseburger, but I couldn't order one... So, I got both and I made my own. Honey, what are you working so hard for if your wife can't have a cheeseburger when she wants one?
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Anne, a deal offer is like a souffle. It's all about timing.
-Yes, you don't want it to collapse.
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Cezanne's paintings here in this light.
-Yeah. The ones that I know at the MET in New York, they look a little sad. You know, as if they don't really want to be there.
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See those old stone walls and that castle? The Romans were all through this area. Did you know that this region is called Provence because it was a province of Rome?
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It's part of an aqueduct built when the Romans were at the height of their power, just to impress their subjects.
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Does everything remind you of eating?
-Yes.

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jimg2000
Oct 27, 2017

Jacques.
-Yeah?
I'm not French.
-Yes, that is correct.
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You're beautiful. You're an interesting woman.
-Oh, come on. I saw all the men in Cannes drooling over those young girls.
Come on. They're just pop-tarts. You, you're chocolate creme brulee. Yes, that's you. Brulee.
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Why do flowers smell so much better in France than they do in the us?
-Why? Because we're in France. In America they look lovely but they smell like a refrigerator.
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Not all things are meant to be. Yes, well, love isn't always fair.
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This cheese is made from unpasteurized milk. It's alive and very healthy. Your cheese in America is pasteurized. It's dead. It goes into your stomach like a ball of fat.
-Is that why you French people can eat all the butter and cheese you want and never gain weight?
Yes, and we drink more red wine. Of course, we are more romantic.

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jimg2000
Oct 27, 2017

Just eat what you feel like.
-You know, unlike smoking, there are studies that say that chocolate is good for you.
You Americans always have to have a reason for everything. We eat what we enjoy.
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Are you happy?
-Oh... We have a good marriage...
No, that's not what I asked you.
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We French, we have a different attitude about marriage than you Americans.
-Oh, and what is that?
We are practical. We're loyal to family and to marriage... But we are human, and we follow our natural human passions.
-Well, we must seem boringly puritanical to you.
And guilty. Guilt is bad for your digestion.
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Paris can wait. We can't leave without taking a look at the pyramid, as they call it here.
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I spy something with four legs.
-I spy something with two lovely legs.

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jimg2000
Oct 27, 2017

--When I see the first new moon,
faint in the twilight...
I think of the moth eyebrows
of a girl I saw only once.
A haiku.
----Nice.
The changing of
the moon reminds me that
life and business have cycles.
Sometimes full,
and sometimes not.
---Hmm. You seem to live as if it's always full.
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I remember going into the garden with my mother and picking tomatoes... Really ripe, red ones in August. Bringing them into the kitchen, still warm from the sun. She'd put slices on fresh bread, add good olive oil, sea salt and fresh ground pepper and say, "Jacques, you'll never eat better."
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I grew up in Cleveland.
-Nobody's perfect.
No, our idea of fine dining was fried chicken, mashed potatoes, and frozen peas. I didn't learn about good food until I went to California.
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Listen, Anne. Jacques can be very charming, and Frenchmen have no scruples when it comes to married women.

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