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
Two years later Meg Ryan starred in a similar romantic movie this time her ex-fiance Addicted To Love (1997). See more »
When Luc and Kate are taking of from YYZ (Toronto Pearson airport) on their way to Paris, we see outside the windows vast expanses of farm or forest land just at the end of the runway. There are only mass urban spaces, ie: buildings and major roads at the end of any of the runways at YYZ. Also, while the aircraft is taxing to the runway we see structures at the airport that do not exist at YYZ. See more »
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Near the beginning of the credits, we hear the voices of Kate and Luc. They talk, and then he sings the song "La Mer." See more »
To begin with, Meg Ryan's fear of flying and the procedures she goes through to deal with it are cute. And the relationship with Meg and Timothy Hutton is entirely believable.
Once she is on the plane, going to Paris, Kevin Kline appears and introduces himself and distracts her from the takeoff. Kevin Kline really proves himself in this movie, or at least shows how good he is at accents. I was a French major in college and have been to Paris and seen much of France. His mannerisms are right on.
The things that happen once they are in Paris are 1) funny and 2) move the story along. The train trip that they have to take is another enjoyable section. And Meg learns that she really likes the cheese!
Once she sees the vineyard and begins to learn more about Kevin Kline's character, the story gets under way nicely. All in all, it's a very enjoyable time.
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