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Movie Review: 'French Kiss'

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French Kiss

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
performer:
Kevin Kline, Meg Ryan, Timothy Hutton, Jean Reno
director:
Lawrence Kasdan
genre:
Comedy

We gave it a C

Meg Ryan’s every gesture is calculated for cuteness as she bops through the streets of Paris in Lawrence Kasdan’s meandering comedy. She plays Kate, a garrulous, neurotic young woman who goes to Paris to retrieve her fiancé (a Jell-O-ish Timothy Hutton) from the clutches of a French beauty. Kline plays the attractive, somewhat shady Frenchman who becomes enchanted by her Ryanized tics. What Kline is doing playing a Frenchman is anyone’s guess, but at least he moves his character’s emotions from swagger to desire. Ryan, though, is so self-involved that it’s hard to care which boy she ends up with. She’ll always have Herself in Paris. C