French Kiss – 1995 – English
Film directed in 1995 by Lawrence Kasdan, and starring Meg Ryan, Kevin Kline, Jean Reno, Timothy Hutton, François Cluzet, Suzan Anbeh, Renee Humphrey…
Synopsis: 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.
Review: A fantastic romantic comedy that will truly satisfy fans of this sub-genre. I really liked the movie because I expected a light comedy with a solid, clever plot and charismatic performance. To date this may be my favorite romantic comedy.
I’ve seen it many times and all I can say is that I can recommend it for those who enjoy funny, witty, and entertaining romantic comedies.
Also, if you are a fan of Meg Ryan you might enjoy this movie a lot. Jean Renó steals the show with his excellent performance.
A movie that shouldn’t be missed for those who watch occasionally a romantic comedy.
Among the best romantic comedies of the 90’s; if not the best.