Paris Can Wait (2016) Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Paris Can Wait (2016)

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    PG: Mild themes and occasional coarse language.

  • The pitch:

    Don't rush.

  • Starring:

    Diane Lane, Alec Baldwin, Arnaud Viard, Elise Tielrooy

  • Directed by:

    Eleanor Coppola

  • Running time:

    92 minutes

  • Rated:

    PG (Australia), NR (UK), PG (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    (None): Mention of deceased father from implied cancer (died at 56/"smoked two packs of Camels every day"). Reference to child deceased at 39 days old from heart defect ("I thought I would die"). Reference to brother's death by suicide. Dining described as "the best time of year to eat young animals". Discussion of how snails are cooked alive/purged before cooking; child eating snail off floor. Reckless/bad driving. Bribery. Reference to the Third Crusade. Blood/gore: Meat on display in butcher shop including dead whole chickens, fish, cuts of meat. Story told about Mary Magdalene's bones residing beneath an altar.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Implied sex: a woman wearing only a towel kisses a man leaving her hotel room/a man straightens his clothes while exiting a bedroom. Kissing, flirting. Nude woman in painting (Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe by Manet). A woman removes her hosiery from beneath her skirt. Breast-shaped dessert. Infidelity insinuated. References to cheating, marital problems, seduction, French attitudes toward marriage and fidelity. Joke about older woman with younger man.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Alcohol (wine). Smoking (cigarettes). Drops administered for ear ache. Drinking champagne out of shoe, cider mentioned. References to pack of pills, drug-taking (stoner roommates).

  • LANGUAGE:

    Merde, b*tches. Name-calling (Pop Tarts, crème brûlée, jerk). Religious references and exclamations (for Christ's sake, where the hell, Christ, god, damn, dammit).

  • THEMES:

    Marriage, Hollywood producers, road trips, Cannes Film Festival, France, photography, flirting, friends, French cuisine, ear ache.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Dead husband, dead child, estranged husband, dead brother mentioned. Some French language with no subtitles. Also known as Bonjour Anne.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Sexy, joyful, personal, warm, satisfying, charming, lighthearted, buoyant. Seductive chemistry between leads, delectably sumptuous images of mouth-watering cuisine, touching moments, gorgeous/photogenic locations, smart acting; Diane Lane is sublime.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Thin, weightless, slight, endless, tedious, elitist, insufferable, indulgent. Lacking in plot/characterisation.

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