Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.
United Kingdom/USA, 1995. Polygram Filmed Entertainment, Prufrock Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox, Working Title Films. Screenplay by Adam Brooks. Cinematography by Owen Roizman. Produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Kathryn F. Galan, Meg Ryan. Music by James Newton Howard. Production Design by Jon Hutman. Costume Design by Joanna Johnston. Film Editing by Joe Hutshing.
Meg Ryan is happily in love with her fiance (Timothy Hutton) until she gets a call from him during his business trip to Paris that he has fallen in love with a gorgeous French “goddesse” (Suzan Anbeh). Despite her fear of flying, Ryan trudges her sorry ass all the way over to France, on the way meeting up with a crooked French con artist (Kevin Kline, doing a mostly believable accent) and finding herself unable to shake him off during her long quest to find her man and win him back. Beautifully photographed, director Lawrence Kasdan’s widescreen direction takes ample advantage of the gorgeous French countryside while also doing justice to Adam Brooks’s hilarious screenplay.