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]
Branch Call Number: DVD Paris
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 92 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Bonjour Anne

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cgiles05
Dec 07, 2017

V E R Y B O R I N G !!! Waste of time. Enchanted April is excellent if you want a DVD vacation!

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polywoggle
Dec 01, 2017

B o r i n g! snooze!

Horrible plot and acting. Beautiful scenery and luxurious accessories cannot mask this empty and unrealistic movie.

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poetdeluxe
Nov 06, 2017

Beautifully composed movie. Glowing Diane Lane, gorgeous scenery, lots of wine and chocolate! Not very memorable but who cares?

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LauraSteinert
Nov 04, 2017

If you have always wanted to drive to Paris, stopping every few miles to eat and talk about what you are eating, you may like this movie. I did not. The characters were boring, I don't dream of France, and food is not the orgasmic delight for me that it was for these two banal people.

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nora_31
Oct 30, 2017

Delightful!

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jimg2000
Oct 27, 2017

I felt the same as maipenrai but I am a sucker for fun road trips. Recently watched “Il sorpasso 1962,” ”A five star life 2014” and “The Trip to Italy 2014.” As on the Mr. Chaperon’s motive in driving Mrs. Brûlée, without intimate with the French customs and culture in this regard, hard to judge if he was out of line or just “obliged to show his admiration” to her beauty and attraction as a man to an older woman. Anyway, feast for the eyes, taste buds and mind. Entertaining and enjoyable watch.

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maipenrai
Oct 21, 2017

This is a lovely film. As a Francophile who has never traveled to southern France, I found it delightful to see the beautiful country side, hear the Roman history of the regions, and enjoy the exposure to special foods, wines, markets, and museums. You see everything from Diane Lane's point of view, so when she does not understand the French conversations happening around her, you also do not. She is skeptical of the motives of her male French companion and does not trust him when she ends up paying for their detours. You will have to see the film to know if she is right to doubt his intentions and honesty. I really enjoyed this tour of southern France and the growing relationship of the two stars. Highly recommend. Kristi & Abby Tabby

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duchess333
Oct 19, 2017

BEAUTIFUL MOVIE GREAT SCENERY NICE PLOT

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Ron@Ottawa
Oct 19, 2017

A pretty lane romantic comedy of the middle-aged folks. The portrayal of Frenchmen as food connoisseur and sexually predatory is cliche. Totally passable.

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jimg2000
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?
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Anne, a deal offer is like a souffle. It's all about timing.
-Yes, you don't want it to collapse.
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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.
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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?
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It's part of an aqueduct built when the Romans were at the height of their power, just to impress their subjects.
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Does everything remind you of eating?
-Yes.

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jimg2000
Oct 27, 2017

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

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jimg2000
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.
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Are you happy?
-Oh... We have a good marriage...
No, that's not what I asked you.
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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.
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Paris can wait. We can't leave without taking a look at the pyramid, as they call it here.
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I spy something with four legs.
-I spy something with two lovely legs.

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jimg2000
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.
----Nice.
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.
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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."
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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.
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Listen, Anne. Jacques can be very charming, and Frenchmen have no scruples when it comes to married women.

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