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Kevin Kline caries the movie
In French Kiss, romcom queen Meg Ryan is doing Meg Ryany things, being cute and neurotic and is her predilection, and Kevin Kline's French is actually quite good, and his rascal has nice chemistry with his co-star. In many small ways, it's a movie that checks several boxes I care about - rude French people, Canada as a plot point, a con man in the lead, a cool Continental soundtrack - but it's really up to the stars to sell think Pink Panterish run around France, and they do, slowly but surely getting closer even as they try to get Meg her wandering fiancé back. There's a bit of screwball in there, but a lot of jokes they don't hit you over the head with, like Meg consistently missing Paris' landmarks, or her putting toilet paper in her luggage. France plays France, and aside from Kline, French speakers play French speakers (which is important to me), including Jean Reno who I quite like as the Cupid cop who wants to do right by his friend on the other side of the law. I think this one is a lot of fun, kind of a throwback to romantic comedies of the Golden Age of Hollywood in a way, and that's a feature, not a bug for me.
Amazing movie for a Paris lover!
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