5.8/10
7,201
77 user 94 critic

Paris Can Wait (2016)

Bonjour Anne (original title)
Trailer
2:08 | Trailer
The wife of a successful movie producer takes a car trip from the south of France to Paris with one of her husband's associates.

Director:

Eleanor Coppola

Writer:

Eleanor Coppola
1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Diane Lane ... Anne Lockwood
Arnaud Viard ... Jacques Clement
Alec Baldwin ... Michael Lockwood
Elise Tielrooy Elise Tielrooy ... Martine
Élodie Navarre ... Carole (voice)
Serge Onteniente Serge Onteniente ... Mechanic
Pierre Cuq Pierre Cuq ... Philippe
Cédric Monnet Cédric Monnet ... Musée Des Tissus Guard
Aurore Clément ... Concierge (as Aurore Clement)
Davia Nelson Davia Nelson ... Suzanne
Eleanor Lambert Eleanor Lambert ... Alexandra
Séverine Bichon Séverine Bichon ... Young Starlet
Emilie Clavis Emilie Clavis ... Young Starlet
Eva Minotti Eva Minotti ... Young Starlet
Ines Rihouet Iraa Sbai Ines Rihouet Iraa Sbai ... Young Starlet
Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A writer impulsively buys a villa in Tuscany in order to change her life.

Director: Audrey Wells
Stars: Diane Lane, Raoul Bova, Sandra Oh
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A thirty-something preschool teacher looks to the personals for a change of pace and a relationship, with hilarious results.

Director: Gary David Goldberg
Stars: Diane Lane, John Cusack, Elizabeth Perkins
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A doctor, who is travelling to see his estranged son, sparks with an unhappily married woman at a North Carolina inn.

Director: George C. Wolfe
Stars: Diane Lane, Richard Gere, Christopher Meloni
Unfaithful (2002)
Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A New York suburban couple's marriage goes dangerously awry when the wife indulges in an adulterous fling.

Director: Adrian Lyne
Stars: Richard Gere, Diane Lane, Olivier Martinez
Eat Pray Love (2010)
Biography | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A married woman realizes how unhappy her marriage really is, and that her life needs to go in a different direction. After a painful divorce, she takes off on a round-the-world journey to "find herself".

Director: Ryan Murphy
Stars: Julia Roberts, Javier Bardem, Richard Jenkins
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A shy, middle-aged professor enters into a romantic but non-physical relationship with an unlucky-in-love colleague.

Director: Barbra Streisand
Stars: Barbra Streisand, Jeff Bridges, Lauren Bacall
A Good Year (2006)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A British investment broker inherits his uncle's chateau and vineyard in Provence, where he spent much of his childhood. He discovers a new laid-back lifestyle as he tries to renovate the estate to be sold.

Director: Ridley Scott
Stars: Russell Crowe, Abbie Cornish, Albert Finney
Blind II (2017)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A novelist blinded in a car crash which killed his wife rediscovers his passion for both life and writing when he embarks on an affair with the neglected wife of an indicted businessman.

Director: Michael Mailer
Stars: Alec Baldwin, Demi Moore, Dylan McDermott
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A Japanese soldier is forced to question alliances when he meets and falls in love with the leader of the rebel movement.

Director: Rou Tomono
Stars: Masaya Katô, Diane Lane, Biao Yuen
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim.

Director: Stephen Frears
Stars: Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Tim Pigott-Smith
Book Club I (2018)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Four lifelong friends have their lives forever changed after reading 50 Shades of Grey in their monthly book club.

Director: Bill Holderman
Stars: Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen
Comedy | Drama | Romance

A woven tale of three stories that explore love, commitment, and loyalty between couples and friends.

Director: Eleanor Coppola
Stars: Joanne Whalley, Chris Messina, Cybill Shepherd
Edit

Storyline

Anne is at a crossroads in her life. Long married to a successful, driven but inattentive movie producer, she unexpectedly finds herself taking a car trip from Cannes to Paris with a business associate of her husband. What should be a seven-hour drive turns into a carefree two-day adventure replete with diversions involving picturesque sights, fine food and wine, humor, wisdom and romance, reawakening Anne's senses and giving her a new lust for life.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Take a break and go on a journey through the French countryside

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements, smoking and some language | See all certifications »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Director Eleanor Coppola made her narrative feature debut with Paris Can Wait (2016) at the age of 80 years. However, she isn't the oldest person to direct a narrative first feature film: That distinction belongs to Japanese director Takeo Kimura, who was 90 when his narrative debut feature Dreaming Awake (2008) was released. See more »

Goofs

In the hotel restaurant, the roses on Jacques and Anne's table change colour, size, and number, several times throughout the scene. See more »

Quotes

Michael Lockwood: Oh come on, 100 camels? Where the hell are we gonna get 100 camels for Christ's sake? What does the script say? Goats. I thought so. And those Moroccan goats work cheap.
See more »

Connections

References Pixels (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Fences
Written by Thomas Mars (as Thomas Pablo Croquet), Christian Mazzalai, Laurent Brancowitz (as Laurent Mazzalai), Deck D'Arcy (as Frederic Jean Joseph Moulin)
Performed by Phoenix
Courtesy of Glassnote Entertainment Group, LLC
Published by Ghettoblaster S.A.R.L.
Administered by Kobalt Music Publishing America, Inc.
See more »

User Reviews

 
It's good to take your time and eat your food and watch the scenery unfold
3 June 2017 | by subxerogravitySee all my reviews

So own my way to posting this, I discovered that the director, Eleanor Coppola is 80 years old and this is her fist feature narrative. I like that. I assumed that Eleanor was some new 20- something year old Coppola getting into the family business, but as it turns out she's been in the biz along side her hubby Francis Ford for over 5 decades. I mean, this may be her first narrative but the film game an'it new to her (You could probably say that about any Coppola at any age).

Paris can wait was what I like to call a slow burn. It's a great movie that takes it's time getting to the point but it's a very enjoyable romp getting to that point.

And now I'm seeing something about the film I've never seen before. Similar to her daughter, Sofia's film Lost in Translation, the film is about the wife of a film producer who is far too busy to spend time with his wife as he's getting a movie made. She's unable to fly do to ear problems so the husband has one of his employees drive her from Cannes to Paris, and he takes the scenic route about it. Somewhere in this story is a lot of real life I'm sure.

The movie is not for everyone, I would say. I can see that appeal for women who know exactly what it's like to be in a relationship with a man married to his job, but for the most part, I find the movie concentrates or centers around the food of France a lot. Lots of really cool scenes of Diane Lane and her co-star, Arnaud Viard sharing meals with each other, and the meals look great. Far better than the scenery of France. I must admit, I was expecting France to look far more beautiful than it does in this movie, but I guess what Eleanor thinks of this road trip is different than what I was expecting (But what do I know I'm no Coppola).

You know what was great to look at? Diane Lane. So beautiful. I feel like the word MILF does not go with the elegance and grace she brought to the performance. Perhaps Cougar? Either way, smoking hot.

It's a very classically done comedy. You don't see movies made like this anymore. Very laid back and relax with the purpose of everything unfolding naturally.

Like some of the food in the movie it's a required taste, but I recommend taking a bite.

http://cinemagardens.com


42 of 73 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 77 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

Japan | USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

7 July 2017 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Paris Can Wait See more »

Filming Locations:

France See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$98,850, 14 May 2017

Gross USA:

$5,617,731

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,203,541
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed