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]
Edition: Widescreen
Branch Call Number: FIC Paris
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (92 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
video file,DVD video,rda
Audience: Ontario Film Review Board - PG rating


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Sep 10, 2019

Good movie..not much of a story but great movie to see landmarks in FRANCE

Aug 14, 2019

Boring, silly little film saved only by the absent husband and his banal questions via long distance like, "Where did you pack my sleep aids?" I watched it with my 89 year old neighbour. I had never heard her swear before! That was funny, the film wasn't!

Dec 19, 2018

Bored, rich, American woman and overly confident, food loving Frenchman... Very enjoyable little character study, beautiful locations. This movie pairs well with The Bridge, with Depardeau and Caroline Bouquet, which is the French version of this story.

Dec 03, 2018

Very intriguing and psychologically tantalizing. Feel free to speculate along the way and have expectations of how you think things will turn out. But will they? It just speaks to the complications and marvelous things of the simplicity of life that makes it worth living and yet overlooked - presence.
Sometimes you just want to reach into screen and savour the scrumptious delicacies. It showed me the Paris I didn't see before.

Sep 18, 2018

Anne is married to a movie producer who doesn’t give her the time of day, and finds herself on a two-day car trip with one of his business associates. Before she knows it, she’s learning about love all over again and starting to question the life that she built for herself. In my opinion, this movie felt out of touch and didn’t really understand the lifestyle that most of its viewers have. Although it was a glamorous film with glamorous characters, it lacked any true human connections and felt like a vacation ad. I would rate this movie 2/5 stars and recommend it to those who like romantic films of any kind.
@The_Reviewer of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

Sep 16, 2018

Diane Lane shines brilliantly, where knowing where a man's socks are serves as a metaphor for breaking out of routine. She portrays the stereotype of a taken-for-granted, married woman, but one who winds up deftly warding off the approaches from an aging French lothario, well-played with puppy dog eyes by Arnaud Viard. When they finally do arrive in Paris, he dramatically proclaims that they must seize their moment or lose it forever. In the second half of the film they do connect on a more real, personal level, and by that point, you're reassured by Lane's gracefully slowing the pace as she pauses and decides whether or not to move forward. French cuisine is a character in itself in this movie.

Jul 30, 2018

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

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.

Mar 03, 2018

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

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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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?
Anne, a deal offer is like a souffle. It's all about timing.
-Yes, you don't want it to collapse.
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.
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?
It's part of an aqueduct built when the Romans were at the height of their power, just to impress their subjects.
Does everything remind you of eating?

Oct 27, 2017

I'm not French.
-Yes, that is correct.
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.
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.
Not all things are meant to be. Yes, well, love isn't always fair.
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.

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.
Are you happy?
-Oh... We have a good marriage...
No, that's not what I asked you.
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.
Paris can wait. We can't leave without taking a look at the pyramid, as they call it here.
I spy something with four legs.
-I spy something with two lovely legs.

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.
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.
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."
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.
Listen, Anne. Jacques can be very charming, and Frenchmen have no scruples when it comes to married women.

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