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Forget Paris

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Forget Paris

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
Wide Release Date:
05/19/95
performer:
Billy Crystal, Debra Winger, Joe Mantegna, Cathy Moriarty
director:
Billy Crystal
author:
Billy Crystal, Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel

We gave it a B

This is the video answer to a ripe old dilemma: He wants to watch basketball on the tube, while she fancies the sort of romantic comedy whose appeal rests on its predictability. Now they can have both with Forget Paris, actor-director-cowriter Billy Crystal’s version of Woody Allen’s stock-in-trade. Crystal plays an NBA ref (amid Charles Barkley, Patrick Ewing, et al., playing themselves) who falls in love with an American in Paris (Debra Winger); when their honeymoon is over, the negotiations are just beginning. Enlivened by a strong cast (including Joe Mantegna and Cathy Moriarty), what would otherwise be vin ordinaire turns out to have a rather nice bouquet. B

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