Paris Can Wait


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In her early fifties, Anne (Diane Lane) has arrived at a turning point. Her daughter has left home to attend university, and her nest now feels doubly empty because her workaholic husband (Alec Baldwin), a successful film producer, is chronically absent. When he is called away on location, Anne is offered transport from Cannes to Paris with her husband's friend and business associate (Arnaud Viard), a seductive bon vivant who unabashedly sets sights on his comely passenger. The trip could be done in a matter of hours, but it stretches into a leisurely two-day journey brimming with diversions such as beautiful churches, fine food, delectable wine — and expert wooing. While the rakish connoisseur regards the many young women he might easily bed as mere soufflé, Anne, he declares, is crème brûlée. But will Anne ultimately surrender to his charms?

Coppola is best known for Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse, her incisive, gripping production diary that ushered us deep into the chaotic genesis of her husband's legendary epic, Apocalypse Now. Nothing could be more different than this sexy, effervescent travelogue. As writer and director, and as matriarch to a fiendishly talented filmmaking dynasty, Coppola has been in the business for over five decades now. Her first step away from documentary was a long time in coming, but Paris proves to be well worth the wait.

Running time

1h 32 min


Under 12 Not Recommended

Production Company

American Zoetrope


Estonian Theatrical Distribution OÜ

Running time: 1h 32 min

Rating: Under 12 Not Recommended

Production Company: American Zoetrope

Studio: Estonian Theatrical Distribution OÜ




Genres: Comedy, Romance