A Great Comedy-Romance For All The Family. (by HealthyLove)
Paris Can Wait is absolutely a great comedy-romance movie from the talented director Eleanor Coppola.It is an entertaining movie from the beginning to the end. Great scenery of Paris ,amazing acting, enchanting romance,delicious French food and stunning direction.Rated PG and suitable for all children .Adults would definitely enjoy it especially when they learn that this movie was screened in the Special Presentations section at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival.God Bless The Amazing Eleanor Coppola The Wife Of The Great Director Francis Ford Coppola .Indeed:" Behind A Great <more>
What a nice change to see a movie that is just a lovely little vignette in a mature woman's and man's lives, that was shot on location in one of our planet's beautiful countrysides, that contains mature sexual innuendo without gratuitous acts or nudity, that contains no profanity, that stars one of the most appealing actresses ever, the one and only Ms. Diane Lane, and that left me hoping for more movies like this one. Would have liked more of Alec Baldwin's humorous character -- one that suits Mr. Baldwin's comedic acting talents. Congratulations to Ms. Coppola for <more>
"Paris Can Wait" is a pathway to joy offered in the splendid rendition of french culture, beautifully written and directed by the wise and gifted Eleanor Coppola. Thank you a million times, Madame Coppola, for your artistry and diligence in offering a miraculous escape from our wonderful, but exhausting, existence in a fast-paced, worrisome, volatile discourses in so many areas, of our contemporary, modern lives. I breathed a welcome sigh of relief when I first saw the movie and, so delighted in the mere joy and charisma of it, its magnet pulling me, I did find myself re-entering <more>
the movie theater another four times to see it again. I admit I am hooked on the beauty of the movie and cannot wait until the DVD comes out, the waiting list on which my name already appears.To have this visual travel into the calm nuances one finds in the true beauty of the scenery and culture of France is invigorating to our spirit, and the marvelous accompanying musical score, enhancing each scene, adapts so well to the enticing dialogue between these amazing actors.Diane Lane is without question the epitome of elegance in her reactions to a less than dedicated husband, and her acquiescence into a less than perfect marriage, but her tolerance of the french man, Jacques, with his passion for her so obvious in each look and expression, was masterfully handled by her effort at humor and her consistent sophistication and is appreciated by many women today who have found themselves in a similar situation. Most noteworthy here is kudos must be given to the wardrobe mistress, as the clothing ensemble she chose for Anne was beyond stunning, modeled perfectly by Ms. Lane and her beautiful comportment.The actor Arnaud Viard was perfection in his role and perfectly cast also. The movie is a tranquilizer for our troubled times, a welcome escape. We need more beautiful movies that remind and inform us of the beauty of the world, and Ms. Coppola has done that magnificently.
Eleanor Coppola knows how to use a background, how to compose a scene, and how to cast a couple with excellent chemistry. "Paris Can Wait" succeeds because it gives you what it promises, a light comedy/travelogue with plenty of succulent looking meals, ranging from the exquisite to the divine. It's a pretty impressive parade of gourmet creations that could have stolen the film from the two stars: Diane Lane, as gorgeous as ever, and her traveling partner, Arnaud Viard, who gives one of the most debonair performances in recent years, somehow keeping enough sense of reality to <more>
make him a real human being. Maybe that's why it's easy to connect with the story and their dilemmas. These characters give us enough glamour and fantasy, but they are pretty much regular normal beings.Anne Lane is suffering from an ear condition that keeps her from riding on a plane with her husband to Budapest. A friend of her husband's offers to driver her to Paris, in a trip that will take a few hours, but that extends into a couple of days filled with one marvelous experience after another. Jacques the driver turns out to be a charmer r who has a solid background on the importance of food to heal, seduce, and produce overall delightful experiences. He introduces her to some of the best eateries along the way, and the treats are a pleasure to the eye and the palate. There's something about ordering a superb meal in French. It seems to add to the experience, of course, accompanied by the right wine.They get to know each other, revealing bits of personal past experiences. We see how Lane is a pretty grounded wife who has settled into an average marriage; she takes care of the family, and he is in charge of providing a good living for his wife and daughter. Yet, something seems to be missing, and Jacques comes in and opens the door to a world that includes many pleasures. These can be as simple as tasting food in its basic forms, or enjoying the ultimate culinary creations. In addition to their restaurant experiences, we are treated to gorgeous scenery, a couple of museums, a deep spiritual and revealing scene in an antique church, a place which we could call a turning point for the ever developing drama.Jacques is a mystery, showing a side of himself that has served him well for many years. He is a master at presenting delicacies, flowers, music, views, every possible aspect of an unforgettable trip. Yet, he eventually opens up and gives us a peek into what shaped him, what made him what he is now. He is very appreciate of fine things in life, and Anne is possibly, one of the best things he has ever encountered.As played by Lane, Anne has joined a group of unforgettable performances by this actress. She's someone who we don't have the pleasure of seeing enough on the silver screen. Her Anne is luminous and beautiful. She is capable of showing her in both glamorous and plain modes, managing to look incredible in both.The big question is whether Anne will fall for Jacques. Is he just playing with her emotions, her introduction to a world that show you how majestic and enchanting life can be? Or has he fallen for this beauty that happens to reveal herself as a very interesting yet perfectly approachable woman? She calls him a flirt, but one would lie if one was to say she has her own way of bewitching those around her.In the end, we will be debating about what really happens or will happen at this moment. "Paris Can Wait" is a very enjoyable and magical movie, and maybe there will be a second installment and they can take us through Italy or Spain next time.
Absolutely charming and the food looks divine (by phd_travel)
This is a really enjoyable and delightful movie. Diane Lane is perfect for the role of slightly neglected wife of a movie producer Alec Baldwin . But this isn't another Under the Tuscan Sun. There is no May to December romance here. Starting off in the South of France Diane's character is driven up to Paris by her husband's partner - a charming but not attractive middle aged man. They travel through Provence then Lyon and Burgundy. There are stops in Vezelay at a Basilica. In each place they go to various French restaurants and the food is showcased beautifully and drink wine. It <more>
is the fine dining that is the highlight of this movie. The relationship between the lead characters is refreshing with subtle observations on culture differences - it's about friendship not romance. Eleanor Coppola directs very nicely.
A loving road trip through France with a touching performance by Diane Lane that demonstrates her mastery of the craft of acting in every scene. Finally, a film for grown-ups! Exquisitely directed with a light touch, that lets the story unfold through Lane's eyes as she finds herself in a compromising situation that is both comic and heartbreaking.
Handy housewife and gay froggy slow boat their way to the city of lights. (by imdb-936-837144)
Happy American homemaker Anne Diane Lane and her successful businessman husband Michael Alec Baldwin are at a milestone in their lives. Their only daughter has gone off to college leaving them an empty nest. They take a European vacation.Michael's business keeps intruding on him "The vacation can wait" via his ubiquitous cell phone—with a dog bark ring tone. Anne, ever practical, finding herself in a hotel in Cannes, which doesn't serve cheeseburgers, orders a hamburger *and* a cheese sandwich—her hubby can afford it—to construct her own. When Michael gets <more>
diverted for business to Budapest and Anne has ear troubles "I don't recommend you fly today" , she avails herself of the kind offer of one of Michael's associates Jacques Arnaud Viard to drive her with him from the south of France to Paris. Oh, the stops they make! Anne, ever practical, is not above getting under the hood of a kaput automobile. They stop for the night and Jacques orders them adjacent rooms "*companion chambres*" while Anne not knowing French just plays along.Jacques educates her on French culture: "We French are practical" concerning marriage and all that. There's a practical way to make a man sandwich: Her husband is the hamburger, bringing home the bacon, but he neglects her. Jacques while too much a creature of circumstance to inspire monetary security, is one consummate cheesy romantic—with the best French cheese, of course. This option is perhaps best expressed in Prov. 20:30 , "Such is the way of an adulterous woman; she eateth, and wipeth her mouth, and saith, I have done no wickedness." Anne indulges herself on rich chocolates along the way, and she doesn't worry about some broken crockery. Practical, granted, but applied to marriage, neglecting vows and morality figuring the mess can be cleaned up, is not a "practicality" to be lightly engaged in.As they tool along the French countrywide, Jacques the Lothario who encounters other "practical" dames in his haunts along the way, keeps one wondering if Anne is going to be beguiled as well. It's sort of like boiling water; there's the adage: "A watched pot never boils." One woman in my row even left the theater when nothing happened after a long time.The French actors were superb except for one inadequately coached kid in a minor part , and the American actors seasoned. The French cuisine was a visual feast but beyond my ken to recognize it save for the dandelions & escargot . This movie of incipient sexual adventure is pretty tame by American standards but would more appeal to Europeans for milking the buildup. I liked it, but I like a wide range of movies. It may not move fast enough for some tastes. The scenery is engaging.
Memories of our 2006 bus tour of Provence (by carlsondw)
A good story by writer and producer Eleanor Coppola was enhanced by a tour my wife and I took from Juan-les-Pins in 2006, and a really fun group with us on the bus. We spent more time on the beaches in Nice, Cannes, and San Trope. So does a similar story by Patricia Sands, "The Promise of Provence" spends more time in Cannes, with a master chef, shopping for food, tasting cheeses, and falling in love after a nasty divorce from a man like Baldwin's character. My own photos capture our memories. I could live in Cannes. My wife would not. We would take another tour, the long way to <more>
Paris. A tour of Tuscany comes first, and this movie sets the stage.
A romantic trip through France, written by a woman for women (by siderite)
I don't get the low rating for this film. As a man, I can understand how it would be borderline boring, but still it is a good movie, with good acting and very beautiful content. I went through a trip in France, with the great lighting and the great food and the beautiful countryside and I can tell you it's truly what women want. My wife was happy for months. And this is the film adaptation of such a trip, written and directed by Eleanor Coppola.There are two problems with this film. One is that this is about rich people traveling through France and getting the best of the best from <more>
fancy restaurants and places for the in-people. That can annoy some folk. The other is that there really is no story. There's just a French guy trying to woo a beautiful American married woman.One can learn a lot from this film, too. Basically, the writer says "hey, men that take their wives for granted! Your women want romance!". OK, that can be annoying, too, but also serves as a manual on how women would like to be made to feel.Bottom line: a true romantic road trip movie, with no pointless comedy or drama added. Refreshing and inspiring.