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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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Billy Crystal co-write, produced, directed, and starred in this film. It was his second directorial effort. See more »

Goofs

The last basketball game before the end, where Mickey is officiating whilst his friends wait for him at the restaurant, is made to seem to happen in LA. But in the shots of the game floor, the NY Knicks and Madison Square logo is clearly emblazoned on the hardwood. See more »

Quotes

Waiter: It's like me, fruity yet oddly appealing.
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Crazy Credits

At one point Billy Crystal's father-in-law moves in with them and drives him crazy by singing the Toyota slogan, "You asked for it...you got it" but he does it just like the commercial. At the end of the credits the father-in-law is reading the paper at the table while Billy Crystal is having breakfast. The father in law starts the slogan but waits about half a minute before finally finishing the line. See more »

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References My Blue Heaven (1990) See more »

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Star Sprangled Banner
Music by John Stafford Smith
Lyrics by Francis Scott Key
Performed by David Sanborn
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Utterly charming
5 December 2004 | by (Kagoshima, Japan) – See all my reviews

Forget Paris is admittedly a film carried almost entirely by Billy Crystal, but with such witty delivery, he's perfect. Having said that, the whole cast look to be having a ball and it really comes across on-screen. Rose-tinted views of Paris, alongside near slapstick sketches in the States, makes for a fast-paced tale that you can just sit back and enjoy.

Mickey (Crystal) travels to France to bury his father, only to find that the airline has accidentally sent the body to the wrong airport. Ellen (Winger) is the airline official sent to assure Mickey that everything possible is being done. Despite meeting under such an awkward situation, soon enough they are walking the streets of Paris together and romance blossoms. But with lives on different sides of the Atlantic, there are going to be a lot sacrifices...

And if the movie ever begins to feel as though it might be getting bogged down in the romance, it steps out to the "present day" restaurant scene where friends are sharing the story, each telling a different part and eager to find out what happened in the end.

An entertaining, funny and above all, charming story.


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