Review: Paris Can Wait

Anne (Lane) is at a crossroads in her life. Long married to a successfully driven but inattentive movie producer (Alec Baldwin), she finds herself taking a car trip from Cannes to Paris with a business associate of her husband (Arnaud Viard). What should be a seven-hour drive turns into a journey of discovery involving mouthwatering meals, spectacular wines, and picturesque sights.
Release: June 2, 2017 | Runtime: 92 minutes | Rated: PG

Anne’s filmmaker husband left Cannes Film Festival in his private jet and left her with his French colleague to travel across France and meet him in Paris; in what should be a seven hour journey lengthens into an eye opening experience for Anne.

Eleanor Coppola, wife of Francis Coppola (The Godfather, Apocalypse Now), debuts her dramatic feature. ‘Paris Can Wait’ shows us into circumstances that occurred in Eleanor’s life being married to a world famous filmmaker, this is something to really think about when watching this film, this adds a different sort of emotion to it knowing the views and experience the writer and director has.

Michael, played by Alec Baldwin, is shown during the first part of the movie while at Cannes, to not have much interest in his wife, to spend most of his time on the phone or too busy to talk, seemly they show to have a normal marriage nonetheless. This is all we learn of their relationship, this sets the stage for the rest of the film, and the little time we spent with them together leaves us uninterested in their relationship. This is why the film is seen more as a travel and food diary, featuring snooty French stereotypes and a flat line story.

The film does not go deep into emotions of the characters, the characters are simply getting to know one another in front of our eyes, sharing stories of heartbreaks and loss while traveling through beautiful landscapes. That really is the entire film, so if this sounds like something you like, I highly recommend this, if this sounds dull to you, I would highly not recommend this, unless you’re looking for something relaxing to fall asleep to.

Hannah Hannah (Contributor) spends her days in Texas. She'll be found watching movies, reading scripts, making movies or eating.

Rating: 2 out of 5
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