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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

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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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After this movie, Debra Winger took herself out of the limelight of top movie roles and stopped acting altogether for about six years. She later said she'd been thinking about quitting and had wanted to spend time with her dying mother. See more »

Goofs

In the scene depicting Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's farewell-in-Detroit game, there's an NBC Sports banner in the middle of the scorers table. Kareem's final season was 1988-89, NBC did not start broadcasting the NBA until the 1990-91 season. See more »

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Mickey: [about Ellen's husband] Is he French?
Ellen: Yes.
Mickey: Is he handsome?
Ellen: Yes.
Mickey: Is he rich?
Ellen: Yes.
Mickey: Does he have a sister?
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The mannequin "SafetyMan" is credited as being played by "Himself" See more »

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References Ieri oggi domani (1963) See more »

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Just One Of Those Things
Written by Cole Porter
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Not great, but good for what it is: an entertaining romantic comedy.
21 August 2005 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

This movie is interesting and unique, in the sense that it focuses on love AFTER marriage, and not before.

Billy Crystal plays a basketball referee who travels to Paris in order to bury his recently-deceased father. However alone the way the casket is lost and he's stuck in Paris, where he meets another single woman (Debra Winger) who's under similarly unfortunate circumstances.

They go out, have a fun time, and then resume their normal lives. Crystal goes back to basketball in the US but soon finds he can't concentrate and keeps thinking about his relationship.

Eventually they reunite and get married but it's an uphill struggle.

The movie kind of reminded me of "GoodFellas" (!) due to its structure and how it focused on the downfall of the marriage. Like Ray Liotta's marriage in "GoodFellas" it's not all peachy like most Hollywood films portray them as being.

My favorite sequence is when Crystal is transporting his semen to a hospital and gets stopped by a traffic cop. Some very funny moments like this, as well as good chemistry between the stars and an interesting narrative structure, make it a worthwhile - if not particularly memorable - romantic comedy, better than many others in its genre. At least it's entertaining and believable.


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