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Paris Can Wait (2016)

Bonjour Anne (original title)
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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.


Eleanor Coppola


Eleanor Coppola
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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 ... 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


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.

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


Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Did You Know?


This is the first feature film by Eleanor Coppola since her Emmy Award - winning documentary Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (1991), which was released 25 years ago. See more »


On the staircase at the end of the museum tour, Anne thanks the tour guide twice. The second time she says: "thank you", her mouth does not move. See more »


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.
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References Pixels (2015) See more »


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.
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A sweet trip through Provence
23 June 2017 | by ReganRebeccaSee all my reviews

The Coppola name comes with big expectations nowadays, but Eleanor Coppola (wife of Francis Ford, mother of Sofia) offers up a sweet, simplistic and somewhat conventional film about a 50 something woman who stumbles her way into a delightful adventure.

Diane Lane plays Anne, the elegant but somewhat neglected wife of a successful producer. They are supposed to take a long-delayed vacation in Paris only for that vacation to get delayed again when her husband, Michael, has to rush to Budapest for work. Anne is initially supposed to go with him, but when a severe earache prevents her from flying Michael's producing partner Jacques steps in and offers to drive her up to Paris. What is supposed to only be a quick car ride slouches into a several day long trip as spendthrift Jacques insists on making numerous detours to sample the architectural, culinary and cultural delights.

The movie is full of clichés (I mean really, a charming Frenchman named Jacques?) but Lane and Arnaud Viard have good chemistry and it's fun playing tourist by proxy as they stroll around the countryside flirting and looking chic. The movie only stumbles towards the end when it tries to get serious.

Early on the film comments about the importance of timing the perfect soufflé so that it doesn't deflate. Unfortunately, while made up of all the perfect ingredients this film isn't time quite write. It deflates a little upon conclusion but much like a soufflé would be, it still tastes perfectly alright.

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English | French

Release Date:

7 July 2017 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Paris Can Wait See more »

Filming Locations:

France See more »


Box Office


$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$98,850, 14 May 2017

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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