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French Kiss (1995)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 5 May 1995 (USA)
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A woman flies to France to confront her straying fiancee, but gets into trouble when the charming crook seated next to her uses her for smuggling.

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Lawrence Kasdan

Writer:

Adam Brooks
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Meg Ryan ... Kate
Kevin Kline ... Luc Teyssier
Timothy Hutton ... Charlie
Jean Reno ... Inspector Jean-Paul Cardon
François Cluzet ... Bob
Suzan Anbeh ... Juliette (as Susan Anbeh)
Renée Humphrey ... Lilly
Michael Riley ... M. Campbell
Laurent Spielvogel Laurent Spielvogel ... Concierge
Victor Garrivier Victor Garrivier ... Octave
Élisabeth Commelin Élisabeth Commelin ... Claire (as Elizabeth Commelin)
Julie Leibowitch Julie Leibowitch ... Olivia
Miquel Brown Miquel Brown ... Sgt. Patton
Louise Deschamps Louise Deschamps ... Jean-Paul's Girl
Olivier Curdy Olivier Curdy ... Jean-Paul's Boy
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Storyline

Kate and Charlie have a perfect life planned out before them: buying a house, marriage, kids, the whole works. Kate's fear of flying keeps her in Canada while Charlie goes to Paris for a medical convention. While there Charlie is smitten by the lovely Juliette. He calls off the wedding with Kate and she nervously boards a plane to get him back. She ends up sitting next to the petty French thief Luc Teyssier. He hides a stolen necklace and smuggled grape vine in her bag to get it through customs. Her bag is stolen, the necklace apparently lost, and Kate and Luc head to Cannes -- Luc to find the necklace and Kate get Charlie back. Along the way, Kate and Luc begin having feelings for each other -- which change the course of their lives. Written by poco loco

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Kate's stuck in a place where anything can happen with a guy who'll make sure that it does

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for some sexuality, language and drug references | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

5 May 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Paris Match See more »

Filming Locations:

Carlton Hotel, Cannes, France See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,018,022, 7 May 1995

Gross USA:

$38,896,854

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$101,982,854
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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The film was originally titled "Paris Match" until Billy Crystal complained that people would get the film confused with his own movie, Forget Paris (1995). See more »

Goofs

The entire railway route from Paris to Cannes is electrified, but diesel locomotives are shown for part of the trip. See more »

Quotes

Luc: Why are you chasing after him after what he's done to you?
Kate: Because I love him! And I'm afraid that if he doesn't come back that I'll... it'll hurt so much that I'll just shrivel up and I'll never be able to love anyone ever again.
Luc: You say that now, but... after a time, you would forget. First, you would forget his chin, and then his nose, and after a while, you would struggle to remember the exact color of his eyes, and one day you wake up and, pfft, he's gone: his voice, his smell, his face. ...
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Near the beginning of the credits, we hear the voices of Kate and Luc. They talk, and then he sings the song "La Mer." See more »

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Someone Like You
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Funny, charming, educational
19 November 2004 | by AndreapworthSee all my reviews

To begin with, Meg Ryan's fear of flying and the procedures she goes through to deal with it are cute. And the relationship with Meg and Timothy Hutton is entirely believable.

Once she is on the plane, going to Paris, Kevin Kline appears and introduces himself and distracts her from the takeoff. Kevin Kline really proves himself in this movie, or at least shows how good he is at accents. I was a French major in college and have been to Paris and seen much of France. His mannerisms are right on.

The things that happen once they are in Paris are 1) funny and 2) move the story along. The train trip that they have to take is another enjoyable section. And Meg learns that she really likes the cheese!

Once she sees the vineyard and begins to learn more about Kevin Kline's character, the story gets under way nicely. All in all, it's a very enjoyable time.


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