Jefferson in Paris (1995)


This a Covid-19 2020 minireview!

“Independence is not a toy for children to play with, but the privilege of a fully matured mind. ” – Thomas Jefferson

Number of Times Seen – 1 (20 Aug 2020)

Brief Synopsis – Thomas Jefferson is sent to represent America in France and gets into numerous romances while on duty for his country abroad.

Bottom Line – Pretty boring film that is slightly enhanced by the performance of Nick Nolte, even though it doesn’t help enough. The way that this film depicts Thomas Jefferson as a womanizer has been proven elsewhere but they seem to take things a bit to the extreme in this movie. The way that things are resented just doesn’t work well enough and instead of being a profound depiction of a chapter in history, it is a slow burning film about a womanizing future President which is a shame because they miss a great opportunity to make something more powerful.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Christopher Reeve was considered by director James Ivory to play Jefferson, but studio pushed for the more bankable Nick Nolte for the lead. (From IMDB)

Rating – BAFTA Worthy (5/10)

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