Friday, May 19, 2017

Paris Can Wait Movie Review

Diane Lane stars in Paris Can Wait

When in France

Rotten Tomatoes Plot: When her director husband (Alec Baldwin) is occupied with work in Paris, an American woman (Diane Lane) takes a jaunt with his business associate (Arnaud Viard) a charming Gallic rogue who is happy to squire her on a tour of some of the finest meals in Provence. The first feature directed by Eleanor Coppola, wife of Francis and director of the "Apocalypse Now" documentary "Hearts of Darkness."

Paris Can Wait is a 92-minute ego stroke for 50-something women, starving for attention. I realize this sounds harsh (and sexist); but no sane man wants to watch another guy drive a married woman around Paris for 48 hours, in between picnics, smoke breaks and lavish meals at 5-star restaurants. Especially when said woman spends half her time snapping random photos with her Leica camera (aww, how cute) and the other half blushing/looking at herself in the mirror. Not what I expected from a documentary filmmaker; but then again, who doesn't love a good romantic fairy tale? Evidently, me.

Grade: D