Dumped by her fiance for a French "goddess" met on business trip, Meg Ryan (in another persnickety-romantic-dreamer-with-lots-of-neuroses role) faces her debilitating fear of flying and heads for Paris. Little does she know what awaits her there in the delightful romantic comedy FRENCH KISS. With Kevin Kline shining as a playfully sly but romantic Frenchman and Meg Ryan portraying the hopeless romantic, FRENCH KISS, while predictable, is light fun for adults and completely enjoyable throughout except for a smattering of mild obscenities.
Dumped by her fiance for a French “goddess” met on business trip, Meg Ryan faces her debilitating fear of flying and heads for Paris to get him back. Little does she know what awaits her there in the delightfully funny romantic comedy FRENCH KISS. The adventure begins when on the plane Kate encounters Luc, a playfully sly thief and romantic Frenchman who uses Kate to smuggle a small but valuable piece of contraband into France. She leaves the airport still in possession of his goods; he follows; and, the ensuing adventure brings the unexpected … Ah! L’Amour!
With Kevin Kline shining as the irrepressible and romantic Frenchman, Luc, and Meg Ryan perfect as the hopelessly romantic Kate, FRENCH KISS glides along at predictable pace. There are no big surprises, but the movie entertains. Ryan and Kline combine with beautiful photography under director Lawrence Kasdan’s able hand. Kline’s French accent is fabulous and funny (the confusion over words between Luc and Kate is really comical at times). While a smattering of mild obscenities is this movie’s main blemish, the subject matter is mature. An upbeat romantic comedy, FRENCH KISS, while somewhat predictable, is still light fun for adults and completely enjoyable throughout.
(Ro, LLL, V, S, N, A, D, M) Romantic worldview -- true love conquers all & one should live life & reject fear (no spiritual or religious views taken); 26 obscenities, 14 mild exclamatory profanities & 3 vulgarities; brief action -- car driving fast through traffic & brief fist fight; several light references to fornication & loss of virginity, several sexual innuendoes & two heavy make-out scenes; brief partial nudity at topless beach (distant & back only), women in bathing suits, brief glimpse of black-&-white nude poster, woman & man in underwear (separately); alcohol use & brief drunkenness; brief drug references; and, smoking, theft & lying.