France on Film Blogathon – French Kiss (1995)


This post is part of the France on Film Blogathon being held over at Serendipitous Anachronisms yesterday and today.

Be sure to check out all the posts.

Thanks to Summer for letting me participate!

french kiss “Happy – smile. Sad – frown. Use the corresponding face for the corresponding emotion. ” – Kate

Number of Times Seen – at least 5 times  (Theater in ’95, video, DVD and 4 Jan 2016)

Brief Synopsis – An engaged woman afraid of flying travels to Paris in order to save her marriage when her fiancee wants to call it off.

My Take on it – For my next film review for the France on Film Blogathon, I once again wanted to revisit a Rom-com that I also hadn’t seen in years that takes place in France.

WE get to experience both the hustle and bustle of city life and the quiet life on the French countryside in this movie and both seem to work really well with the way the whole story plays out.

Meg Ryan and Kevin Kline were both cast perfectly for this movie and despite their characters being so diverse in their personalities and actions, they have such amazing onscreen chemistry together.

Kline does a hilarious imitation of a Frenchman and I believe this will go down as one of the funniest performances like this.  (I hope his character didn’t annoy or insult too many real French people) 🙂

I really enjoyed the way they added crime elements into the story and helped make it work so well.

Like most Rom-coms, this movie has some heartwarming scenes to complement the funny ones and we get to care about the characters and their predicaments because of it.

Jean Reno and Timothy Hutton play two great supporting roles that help each of the two leads find themselves in order to help the story along.

Bottom Line – Ryan and Kline are both superb here and they have a unique chemistry that works very well throughout the film.  Kline’s Frenchman imitation will go down in history as one of the funniest.  Liked the mix of crime elements in the story.  Has some really heartwarming scenes and also has some hilarious ones too. Nice supporting cast help move things along. Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Originally titled “Paris Match” until Billy Crystal complained that people would get the film confused with his own movie, Forget Paris (1995). (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (8/10)

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