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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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Juliette
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Concierge
Victor Garrivier ...
Octave
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Claire (as Elizabeth Commelin)
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Olivia
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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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Rated PG-13 for some sexuality, language and drug references | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£2,233,239 (UK) (17 November 1995)

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

Kevin Kline had a professor to coach him with the French to speak it as a Frenchman. He studied French during his Jr. High/High school years and a year in college. He didn't learn to speak it until he went to Alliance Française in New York. See more »

Goofs

When Kate finally gets Charlie back and they are in the hotel room fooling around, Kate pulls away from Charlie and her hair in the back is sticking straight up. In subsequent shots, her hair repeatedly switches from messy to perfectly done and back. See more »

Quotes

Kate: A healthy person is someone who expresses what they're feeling inside. Express, not repress.
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Hey, I loved it!
10 April 2001 | by (Sacramento, CA) – See all my reviews

What's wrong with Kevin Kline's accent? My mother's family are from France and they talk like that...sort of. Well, who cares? This is a fun, fun film and I enjoyed it from title to credits. Meg Ryan in her low key but hyper way (now, if that seems like an oxymoron, watch her performance) is wonderful. BTW, I've set next to her character on an International flight... The story is great. Kline's character is lots of fun and Meg Ryan just melts you. Jean Reno is wonderful as the cop who helps Kline redeem his soul. Also, good work by Timothy Hutton and others. This is a fun film and I'm at a loss as to why the critics slammed Kevin Kline's accent... I found it believable because there are many French accents, depending on the region of origin and Kline is a good-- non, très, très bon acteur.


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