PARIS CAN WAIT

Anne (Diana Lane) is at a crossroads in her life. Long married to a successful, driven but inattentive movie producer (Alec Baldwin), she unexpectedly 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 carefree two-day adventure replete with diversions involving picturesque sights, fine food and wine, humor, wisdom and romance, reawakening Anne's senses and giving her a new lust for life.
Director: 
Eleanor Coppola
Cast: 
Diane Lane, Alec Baldwin, Arnaud Viard
Screenplay: 
Eleanor Coppola
Screening Date: 
May 06, 2017
Studio: 
A+E Studios
Running Time: 
92 minutes
Rating: 
3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
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12.5% 22.5% 45.0% 12.5% 7.5%
“Very enjoyable. The acting was great. Diane Lane was just wonderful. Enjoyed scenery and food shots.”
“Definitely not Marie Le Pena France! Thoroughly enjoyed this movie. Great acting and lovely cinematography. Thanks!”
“A great travel promo but not a great movie. Too much food but not enough food for thought.”
“A trifle cross between BABETTE’S FEAST and a Woody Allen romp. Fun and forgettable.”
“Very boring!”
“The script was weak, needed something other than endless dinners.”
“When they spoke French I would have liked English subtitles.”
“Food and flowers but not much of a story, and what story there was dragged.”
“The movie can wait. What’s the point? Beautiful food and scenery but no plot, inadequate characterization and no suspense. This was cheesy, lacked any meat and made me whine.”
“Another charming romantic food journey through the beautiful countryside of Province. A food travelogue. As a foodie I enjoyed seeing the meals. A bit of fluff. The way her husband treated her reminds me of why Nora left Torvold in a DOLL’S HOUSE, he doesn’t “see” her or if he does, doesn’t acknowledge her. Jacques has nudged her into thinking more of her future.”
“Delicious, made me hungry. The food was more seductive than Jacques.”
“Delicious!”
“Sweet and charming with elegance of what was not said or done. The photography was great, made everyone hungry.”
“A great film that explores life through food/music/art/travel and relationships! Very enjoyable film!”
“Third foodie film I’ve seen this week.”
“I want a list of restaurants in the film and itinerary for where they stopped other than Lyon which was quite dear! It isn’t TWO FOR THE ROAD, which gives the viewer a sense of the many delicacies to enjoy in France. Nice to see the many ways a man can seduce a woman without actually consummating. The seduction continues perhaps in California. Loved using her stocking for a fan belt.”
“Slow, food great, music annoying.”
“Diane Lane is a brilliant actress, this is not great dialogue by any means, but somehow she makes it sound better than it is.”

If you'd like to know more about the film...

In an interview with Slant Magazine, director Eleanor Coppola discusses her creative decisions in making this film and the lengthy pre-production process she went through: http://www.slantmagazine.com/features/article/interview-eleanor-coppola-...

Read this interesting interview between Slant Magazine and Diana Lane as she is asked about what she thinks of the female representation in the industry and how it has progressed: http://www.slantmagazine.com/features/article/interview-diane-lane-talks...

Or watch this interview as award winning actress Diane Lane talks about her experience in making this film, along with her relation to the character she plays: https://insidereel.com/2017/05/14/paris-can-wait/