Paris Can Wait (2016) Wednesday, 08 April 2020

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)


    (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.


    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.


    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).


    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).


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


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


    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.


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

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