The Facts of Life Goes to Paris

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  • TV-PG
  • 1982
  • 1 hr 34 min
  • 6.4  (380)

The Facts of Life Goes to Paris is a 1982 American made-for-television movie that is based on the popular television series The Facts of Life. It stars Charlotte Rae, Lisa Whelchel, Kim Fields, and the rest of the original cast of the series. The movie was directed by Asaad Kelada and written by Jenna McMahon and Kathryn S. Oliphant.

The movie takes place during the summer break of the Eastland School for Girls, which is the setting of The Facts of Life TV show. Mrs. Edna Garrett (Charlotte Rae) is excited to take her girls to Paris, France for a cultural and educational experience. The girls, Blair (Lisa Whelchel), Tootie (Kim Fields), Natalie (Mindy Cohn), and Jo (Nancy McKeon), are equally excited to explore the city of love and all it has to offer.

The movie takes the audience on a fun and adventurous ride as the girls explore Parisian landmarks and culture. From visiting the Eiffel Tower, to exploring the Louvre, to sampling French cuisine and shopping at the local boutiques, the movie does an excellent job of showcasing the beauty of Paris.

However, the girls quicky realize that their EuroTrip won't be as easy as they thought it would be. They struggle with language barriers, getting lost and trouble with the police, all while trying to navigate their way through Paris. The girls quickly adjust to their new surroundings and find themselves appreciating what they learn outside of the Eastland halls.

Of course, being teenage girls, the movie also focuses on the romantic relationships that develop while the girls are in Paris. Blair finds herself falling for a charming French waiter, Tootie meets a young photographer who she takes a liking to, and Jo attracts the attention of a handsome musician. Meanwhile, Natalie finds herself pushing away her suitor, believing he isn't as into her as she hoped.

Throughout the movie, Mrs. Garrett is there to guide and educate the girls. As their chaperone, she helps them learn valuable life lessons about cultural differences, adjusting to new environments, and the importance of staying safe while abroad.

Overall, The Facts of Life Goes to Paris is a fun and light-hearted movie that captures the essence of Paris and the teenage experience. The movie is great for fans of the original series and anyone looking for a feel-good coming-of-age story. The humor, romance and relationships make it an easygoing and entertaining watch. It's a great way to see Paris without buying a plane ticket.

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    1 hr 34 min
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    6.4  (380)