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Forget Paris (1995)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 19 May 1995 (USA)
Mickey Gordon is a basketball referee who travels to France to bury his father. Ellen Andrews, an American living in Paris, works for the airline Mickey flies on. They meet and fall in love... See full summary »

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Mickey Gordon is a basketball referee who travels to France to bury his father. Ellen Andrews, an American living in Paris, works for the airline Mickey flies on. They meet and fall in love, but their relationship goes through many difficult patches. The story is told in flashback by their friends at a restaurant waiting for them to arrive. Written by Philip Apps <apps@math.wisc.edu>

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A comedy about love... after marriage.

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Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language, including some sex-related dialogue | See all certifications »

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19 May 1995 (USA)  »

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Olvídate de París  »

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$33,194,500 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Debra Winger did not have another leading role after appearing in this film until 2001. See more »

Goofs

This is actually a correction to the last geographical goof. They are all in a restaurant in NYC. They are at Helen's. They even say it several times, and they also make reference to the fact that it was a Nicks game. So they are supposed to be in NYC not LA. They have all flown in to NYC for the wedding. See more »

Quotes

Mickey Gordon: Grab your new best friends, Ben and Jerry, and let's turn your ass into a helipad.
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Crazy Credits

The mannequin "SafetyMan" is credited as being played by "Himself" See more »

Connections

Referenced in On Cinema: 'The Nut Job' and 'Ride Along' (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Just One Of Those Things
Written by Cole Porter
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great bits but deviates from rom-com formula
8 January 2017 | by See all my reviews

NBA referee Mickey Gordon (Billy Crystal) is willing to make the tough calls on the court. His best friend sports writer Andy (Joe Mantegna) is on a group date with Liz (Cynthia Stevenson) waiting for Mickey and others to show up. Andy recounts Mickey's strangest first meeting ever with Ellen Gordon (Debra Winger). Mickey traveled to France to bury his late hated father with his war comrades. The airline lost the body and it's up to customer service rep Ellen to help. After a wonderful time in Paris, he had to return for the new NBA season.

There are some great stuff in this slightly offkilter rom-com. Crystal and Winger get to say some great lines with their fun delivery. In general, they are able to project a good relationship chemistry. There are fun observational bits like Ellen's muttering father. This is also noted for many cameos by NBA players. There are small deviations from the rom-com formula that keeps this from being better. Usually the formulaic start is more combative. This one is quirky but not heated. It fails to raise the temperature of the relationship. The relationship is retold by others. It leaves the flow disjointed but at least, they are able to keep the final status of the relationship a mystery. Overall, there are some great bits and lines by great comedic actors.


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