Paris Can Wait

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  • PG
  • 2017
  • 1 hr 32 min
  • 5.8  (9,689)
  • 48

Paris Can Wait is a charming and delightful romantic drama directed and written by Eleanor Coppola. The film features Diane Lane, Arnaud Viard, and Alec Baldwin in the lead roles. Lane plays Anne Lockwood, the wife of a successful Hollywood movie producer, Michael Lockwood, played by Baldwin. The story of Paris Can Wait begins with Anne traveling with her husband to Cannes for the Film Festival. While there, Anne has an earache, so Michael decides to go on to Budapest and leave Anne behind with his colleague, Jacques (Viard), to drive her to Paris. Initially, Anne is hesitant about the journey as Jacques, a flirtatious Frenchman, is discernibly interested in her, which Anne finds amusing but a bit uncomfortable.

Anne and Jacques depart on the scenic drive to Paris, and Jacques promises to show Anne the real France, including the stunning countryside, vineyards, sunflower fields, and lavender fields. Along the way, they stop at various quaint restaurants, cafes, and markets where they eat delicious foods and bond over their similar interests. During their journey, Anne finds herself immerse in unfettered joy of finally letting yourself let go and discover something new, discovering the rich and breathtaking country that is France, and all its treasures.

As the film progresses, the characters' relationship evolves into something more intimate, but Jacques barely crosses the line between devoted companion and love interest. Their journey becomes more and more beautiful with each passing mile. Jacques' love for wine and food, coupled with his desire to share it with Anne, is one of the film's highlights. The characters' blossoming relationship is captivating and endearing.

Paris Can Wait is a leisurely paced film, and its strength lies in its beautiful cinematography, picturesque sights, and enjoyable performances by its lead actors. Diane Lane is delightful as the charming and intelligent Anne. She brings a natural effervescence to the character that makes the audience root for her throughout the journey. Viard portrays Jacques with ease and grace, making it easy to believe his character's sincere interest in the sights and sounds of France.

One of the movie's added treats is the food, with Jacques, Anne and the audience partaking in an exploration of local cuisine. From enjoying a glass of wine to sampling escargot, this culinary tour of southern France is both delectable and enlightening. The film captures the sights, sounds, and flavors of the region while instilling a subtle sense of awe and wanderlust in its audiences.

The film's visual appeal is thanks in part to the beautiful French scenery. The roads lined with shrubberies, ancient architectures, and art make for a solid environment that the characters inhabit, sparking jealousy in many viewers. The landscapes provide a sense of stillness and comfort that allow Anne and Jacques to bond over their mutual appreciation of the journey's beauty.

Throughout the film, Paris Can Wait speaks for a collective appreciation of the simple and little pleasures in life - ones that make up the most robust memories in a summertime journey. Eleanor Coppola's love letter to France is a wonder to watch, but not even the stunning cinematography can overshadow the heartfelt scenes between Lane and Viard. The conversations they share allow the audience to explore not only the beauty of France but also the depths of human interaction.

Paris Can Wait is not a film to amount to any big statement or plot twist, but instead, it provides a seamless flow of beauty and poise that captures the worth in enjoying every second of life. It is a lovely and mellow film that showcases the wonder of life's little moments. It may not be a big blockbuster movie, but there is no reason not to enjoy the tremendous light-hearted romantic journey.

In summary, Paris Can Wait is a visually stunning and heartwarming film that tells the story of an unexpected journey that is both beautiful and romantic. The performances of Lane and Viard are simply spectacular, and they provide the film with a sense of authenticity and warmth. It is a cinematic escape - one that will most likely leave you longing for a visit to the stunning region of southern France.

Paris Can Wait is a 2017 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 32 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.8 and a MetaScore of 48.

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