“Paris Can Wait
“Driving is the only way to see a country,” Anne (Diane Lane
) is told in a new trailer for “Paris Can Wait
.” She and her husband (Alec Baldwin
) are visiting Cannes from the U.S., but unforeseen circumstances lead to Anne embarking on a two-day road trip from Cannes to Paris with her husband’s business associate, Jacques (Arnaud Viard
). The romantic comedy marks writer-director Eleanor Coppola
’s first foray into feature narrative filmmaking
Based on the trailer, spending time with Jacques is a refreshing change of pace for Anne, who has grown accustomed to her self-involved, perpetually distracted husband. Jacques encourages her to slow down and savor the food, scenery, and architecture that France has to offer.
It’s unclear whether or not a romance develops between Anne and Jacques, but their connection is strong enough to make her husband feel threatened. “Don’t forget — he’s a Frenchman,” he says of Jacques when Anne mentions that they are spending the night at a hotel together. And it seems as though his fears are justified. “Are you happy?” Jacques asks Anne at dinner. “We have a good marriage,” she says. He insists, “That’s not what I asked you. Are you happy?”
Coppola previously directed 1991’s “Hearts Of Darkness
: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse.” The doc centers on the making of “Apocalypse Now
,” which was helmed by Francis Ford Coppola
, her husband.
Lane received a Best Actress Oscar nomination in 2003 for “Unfaithful
,” a drama about a woman whose marriage is derailed when she begins an affair. Her recent credits include “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
,” and “Inside Out
“Paris Can Wait
” made its world premiere at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival. You can catch it in theaters beginning May 12. Watch the trailer to check out Anne’s amazing, indulgent trip.
Trailer Watch: Diane Lane
Takes the Trip of a Lifetime in Eleanor Coppola
’s “Paris Can Wait
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