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Overall Rating
3.82

Awesome: 22.73%
Worth A Look50%
Average: 18.18%
Pretty Bad: 4.55%
Total Crap: 4.55%

1 review, 16 user ratings


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French Kiss
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by Chris Parry

"French people that you don't hate? Mommy, I'm scared!"
4 stars

Much as I hate to admit it, this film was kinda enjoyable.

I mean it has all the ingredients of a film you'd enjoy hating. Meg Ryan, an indulgence in romance and a lot of Frenchmen.

I tried, I really did.

But it wasn't crap.

Meg is a jilted wife who goes flying off to Paris looking to win her hubby back. When she get's there, her bag is stolen (her bag contains smuggled goods put there by Kevin Kline's character, unbeknownst to her), so she finds herself with no cash, no ID, no way to get home and way to find her man.

Enter Kline, the lovable rogue Frenchie. He wnats his illegal goods back, so he must help the Megger find her bag and...

Well you can guess the rest. Hubbie's a jerk, Frenchie is smooth, Meg is frantic but eventually Frenchie brings out her zest for life, n'shit.

Meg is tough to dislike for too long. I mean, she's kind of a sweety. Kline does well to not have you hate his guts. Well, he's French after all.

Annoying part of the film is Jean Reno playing the happy cop and Tim Robbins playing the goofy, libido-driven ex hubby. They give it all a bit too much nice. Meg's nice enough, we don't need imported nice, damn you.

Overall, this is a movie I've now seen twice and I haven't felt compelled to retch yet, so that makes it top of the line in the cacky romance genre, so far as I'm concerned.

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originally posted: 08/29/98 01:40:45
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User Comments

8/13/08 Brenda one of my favorite romance films ever 5 stars
4/09/06 J Tao Medium-bodied with a hint of lavender 4 stars
1/16/04 Gecko Fanfoot Hugely underwhelming chick-flick. Vapid, inane, formulaic. Girls will love it. 1 stars
12/01/03 loveydovey Meg i love your smile and your blue blue eyes!!! 4 stars
6/10/02 bk It's Timothy Hutton, not Tim Robbins. It's a sweet romp of a movie. 4 stars
6/07/02 R.W. Welch Predictable romantic comedy played too broadly to be effective. 3 stars
4/30/02 katie one of my favorite movies. could watch it everyday! 5 stars
4/13/02 katharine garofalo love it...one of my top 3 favorite movies...and how could you not love meg ryan?? 5 stars
2/27/02 Meg Lover Meg Ryan - wow - gotta love her in anything she does. 5 stars
1/24/02 Dan Hogan Kline must have brought out something from Ryan, she's better than usual in very fun flick. 4 stars
10/10/01 Butterbean I only watch it for Kline. He was funny as hell in it. 3 stars
11/18/00 salvo is there a reason why anyone should waste two hours in life watching this crap? 2 stars
1/24/99 MR HOLLYWOOD!! A great excuse to cuddle up with your g'friend,and FRENCH KISS afterwards! 5 stars
10/18/98 Sailor Moon Ate My Balls If you like romance movies, then this one's for you. 4 stars
9/17/98 Badass Kiss Meg, kill the french 3 stars
8/31/98 Mister Whoopee kline was great, meg okay, everyone else stank. 3 stars
IF YOU'VE SEEN THIS FILM, RATE IT!
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USA
  05-May-1995 (PG-13)

UK
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Australia
  17-Aug-1995 (PG)


Directed by
  Lawrence Kasdan

Written by
  Adam Brooks

Cast
  Meg Ryan
  Kevin Kline
  Timothy Hutton
  Jean Reno
  François Cluzet
  Renée Humphrey



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