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French Kiss (1995)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  5 May 1995 (USA)
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A woman flies to France to confront her straying fiancé, but gets into trouble when the charming crook seated next to her uses her for smuggling.

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Inspector Jean-Paul Cardon
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Bob
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Juliette
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Lilly
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Laurent Spielvogel ...
Concierge
Victor Garrivier ...
Octave
Elisabeth Commelin ...
Claire (as Elizabeth Commelin)
Julie Leibowitch ...
Olivia
Miquel Brown ...
Sgt. Patton
Louise Deschamps ...
Jean-Paul's Girl
Olivier Curdy ...
Jean-Paul's Boy
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Storyline

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. Written by poco loco

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Kate's stuck in a place where anything can happen with a guy who'll make sure that it does

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for some sexuality, language and drug references | See all certifications »

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5 May 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

French Kiss  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£2,233,239 (UK) (17 November 1995)

Gross:

£2,934,344 (UK) (15 December 1995)
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Trivia

As closing credits roll, Kate asks Luc to sing "that Bobby Darin song" and then begins to actually sing it... "Somewhere..." and Luc corrects her to state that it is a French song and begins to sing it in French, "La Mer". That song was originally written by Charles Trenet (May 18, 1913 - February 19, 2001), and then translated to English and recorded by Bobby Darin (May 14, 1936 - December 20, 1973). See more »

Goofs

When Kate first met Bob (the "Eurotrash in an Armani suit" thief) at the George V Hotel, he spoke perfect English. When she met him again at his apartment when Luc was helping her get her things back, it seemed as if he spoke no English. Luc was used as a translator during the entire scene. See more »

Quotes

Inspector Jean-Paul Cardon: I must come to Canada someday. You are a very sympathetic people.
Kate: Well, actually, I'm not really a Canadian. In fact, I'm... currently without country.
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References Jeopardy! (1984) See more »

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I Want You
(Love Theme from 'French Kiss')
Written by James Newton Howard
Recorded and mixed by Dennis Sands and Robert Schaper
Produced by James Newton Howard
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Don't Ever Say
29 November 2004 | by (London) – See all my reviews

Don't ever say all writers are hacks. The writer of French Kiss, sitting next to Kline on the plane, has done a job from a perspective most people will not catch, and you have to give him credit for doing it. I am fairly sure both Ryan, Kline, Reno and the rest were aware of what was going on, but I am equally sure this flew totally over the heads of 99% of the US audiences. For this movie, amongst other things, is a sometimes not so subtle and other times very subtle cut-up on US tourists in Europe.

There are so many scenes which have this double entendre - if you get them it's hilarious and heart-warming, if you don't get them, then explaining them will help nothing and serve only to enervate the narrator.

And the puns - I've witnessed people seeing this movie over and over and over and not getting them. After half a dozen viewings they suddenly go 'ah' and get it. This is good screen writing.

Kline's Parisian sounds spot on. Suspicion is he was coached - and excellently - in the unique 'gutter' accent found in the city of light.

This film has everything. It's not your classical 'meets cute' but - where does one begin? Can one ever end?

This mini-review has gone on for several hundred words already and the iteration has not started.

Get it!


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