Paris Can Wait

A woman at a crossroads traveling to Cannes along with her successful film producer husband, finds herself on a two-day road trip with his business associate. What follows is a carefree journey replete with diversions involving picturesque sites, fine food and wine, humor, wisdom and romance - reawakening Anne's senses and a new lust for life.


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  • ★★★★½ review by Graham L. Carter on Letterboxd

    "How painful and exquisite life is..."

    cinema as food, wine, laughter... so beautiful. way better than any before trilogy movie

  • ★★★★ review by Kyle Bailey on Letterboxd

    A lovely, cute travel film that is the equivalent to comfort food. Diane Lane is radiant and also quite lovely. It does have some little issues like the age old problem with people talking to no one on their iPhone because their home page was on the whole time and the movie is weirdly a little dated with someone taking pictures with a digital camera when she had an iPhone. #ThrowbackThursday! But in the end, Eleanor has made a better movie than some of her family offsprings!

  • ★★★½ review by Ketzi on Letterboxd

    It's almost as though the French tourism bureau commissioned this film. Not that that's a bad thing....

  • ★★★★ review by mayalekach on Letterboxd

    Paris Can Wait but I cannot to see this film again. Maybe with better wine next time. This film would do amazing with a wine and food pairing. It would also do amazing if Diane Lane just gave in to being her (decidedly more delightful) character from Under The Tuscan Sun in this film. Either way I look forward to the double feature at The Castro led by me once I hit 40.

  • ★★★½ review by Jordan Ruimy on Letterboxd

    Eleanor Coppola, Francis Ford’s wife, isn’t well-known as a director. However, her documentary “Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse” about the tumultuous and depressing shoot of her husband’s “Apocalypse Now” stands as a great, important time capsule in film history. She has never really delved into narrative fiction until now. With “Paris Can Wait,” another underseen Telluride gem, she has made one of the most enjoyably sexy road movies in quite some time. Casting Diane Lane as Anna, an unsatisfied wife whose Hollywood producer husband (Alec Baldwin) is always away on the road, was a stroke of genius. This spiked bonbon of a film has Lane playing Anne, left alone again by her husband this time at the Cannes Film Festival, which leads to her being playfully lured to go on a two-day road trip through the south of France with her Hubby’s business partner Jacques (Arnaud Viard). Jacques delights in showing her a good time, but also doesn’t shy away from telling her how beautiful she is. Their cat and mouse game makes for an intriguing romcom filled with substance.

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