Watch Made in Paris
- 1 hr 43 min
Ann-Margret stars as Maggie Scott, a fashion buyer from New York, in the 1966 romantic comedy film Made in Paris. The film takes Maggie on a trip to Paris, France, where she discovers more than just the latest fashion trends. Maggie's trip to Paris is meant to be strictly business, but when she arrives, she finds herself caught up in a whirlwind of romantic encounters. The first of which is with Marc Fontaine, played by Louis Jourdan, a handsome French businessman who introduces Maggie to the pleasures of the city of love.
With Marc, Maggie explores the streets of Paris, enjoys its culture and even its quirks. They also fall in love and begin a passionate and lively romance while Maggie is in the city.
Richard Crenna as Marc's business partner, Teddy, is also vying for Maggie's attention, and her heart is further torn when she realizes that Teddy's affection for her is sincere.
As Maggie becomes involved with both men, she must decide who she really wants to be with. At first, she enjoys the attention of both and indulges in the pleasures of companionship, romance and getting what she wants. However, as she digs deeper into the essence of the men she loves, she realizes that Marc and Teddy represent two very different worlds and total opposites.
Marc is a wealthy businessman and a playboy who enjoys the finer things in life, while Teddy is a humble artist with a zest for life and a desire to make a difference. One brings her comfort and convenience; the other brings her joy and adventure.
Maggie quickly learns that this choice is far more important than what she initially expected. As she gets more involved with each man, she sees the real person behind each facade, and it becomes a significant decision full of importance and irrepressible consequences.
Ann-Margret is the center of the entire movie, delivering a standout performance that showcases her undeniable talent. She exudes beauty and charm, with her radiant personality matching the breathtaking Paris scenery.
Louis Jourdan is a great companion to her. He expertly captures his character's charm and seductiveness while remaining likable enough to be romantically irresistible. Richard Crenna, on the other hand, puts on a standout performance as Teddy, radiating warmth and humility, bringing life and enthusiasm to the role.
The film's direction by Boris Sagal is admirable. He expertly captures the beauty of Paris and expertly uses it to create a romantic atmosphere that complements the story. The humor on some scenes gives hope to those wanting to laugh, ultimately adding up to the required charm of a romantic comedy film.
The script is well-paced and tightly woven, allowing for scenes that explore the different nuances of the characters' relationships. The dialogue is snappy and well-written, with the script capturing the charm and warmth of Parisian culture.
Overall, Made in Paris is a charming and romantic delight that satisfies the senses and the heart. It's impossible not to fall in love with Ann-Margret and Louis Jourdan's captivating characters, as they take you on a journey of the heart through the beautiful city of Paris.
Made in Paris is a 1966 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 43 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.5.