• French Kiss (1995)

French Kiss

Release Date: 1995

DVD Release Date: January 18th, 2000

PG-13 |1 hr 51 min

Plot Summary

When Kate (Meg Ryan) learns that her fiance, Charlie (Timothy Hutton), has become smitten with a young Parisian woman, she boards a plane for France. She is seated next to Luc (Kevin Kline), a small-time crook who uses her to smuggle a stolen necklace, leading Luc to the hotel where she's staying to confront Charlie. As Kate and Luc get to know each other, their sarcastic rapport grows warmer, and Kate must decide where her heart truly lies as Charlie tries to win her back.

Cast: Meg Ryan, Kevin Kline, Timothy Hutton, Jean Reno, François Cluzet, Susan Anbeh, Renée Humphrey, Michael Riley

Director: Lawrence Kasdan

Genres: Romantic comedy

Production Co: 20th Century Fox, PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, Prufrock Pictures

Keywords: Amusing , Rivalry , Madcap , Love , Hotel , Love triangle , France , 1990s , Melodramatic

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle

    Ryan's comic timing continues to delight, while Kline is touchingly heartfelt as a man doing what is evidently all too easy to do -- fall in love with Meg Ryan. show more

  • 50
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Kline's Frenchman is somehow not worldly enough, and Ryan's heroine never convinces us she ever loved her fiance in the first place. A movie about this kind of material either should be about people who feel true passion or should commit itself as a comedy. Compromise is pointless. show more

  • 75
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

    In French Kiss--a picture that isn't unusually funny or original but that has expert actors, smooth direction and ravishing French locales--we can get pleasure from the sheer, relaxed polish of it all, the effortless swing. It's a good time passer. [5 May 1995, p.C]

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