Saturday, April 28, 2018

Middle Aged Lady Movie Night - Paris Can Wait

After a Friday night out - it felt fine to shut the curtains, and eat my gourmet dinner of beans on toast and watch Britains Got some Talent.  Then it was movie time, and what better to lead off my budget evening at home then a $1 movie. 

Paris Can Wait is the story of Anne played by Diane Lane, who is married to a busy movie producer.  In Cannes for the festival, she skips travelling with her husband and accepts a lift from one of his friends, the charming Frenchman Jacques.  Rather than taking her directly to Paris, she becomes frustrated as their journey takes some time as he continually stops for food and wine, and to visit friends.  However, by the end you can see Anne relaxing and enjoying the trip and the company.

How I wanted to be seduced by this movie, but somehow there was a lack of charm and beauty in the movie.  The food scenes felt a little flat and there was a little too little sweet countryside and vistas, and too many shots of motorways and trucks.  Sadly just a 3/5 from me.

1 comment:

John Bellen said...

It sounds like a missed opportunity. Didn't Lane make a similar film about Tuscany?