Avenue Montaigne Who can turn le monde on with her smile? Why, it's Jessica (Cécile De France), a small-town gamine with spunk to spare in Avenue Montaigne… 2007-02-16 PG-13 PT101M Comedy Romance Claude Brasseur Cecile De France
Movie Review

Avenue Montaigne (2007)

MPAA Rating: PG-13
OH, DE FRANCE The spunky Jessica (pictured, with Christopher Thompson) spices up the fare at a Paris bistro in the frothy Avenue Montaigne
OH, DE FRANCE The spunky Jessica (pictured, with Christopher Thompson) spices up the fare at a Paris bistro in the frothy Avenue Montaigne

Details Limited Release: Feb 16, 2007; Rated: PG-13; Length: 101 Minutes; Genres: Comedy, Romance; With: Claude Brasseur and Cecile De France

Who can turn le monde on with her smile? Why, it's Jessica (Cécile De France), a small-town gamine with spunk to spare in Avenue Montaigne: She blows into Paris, euro-less, and before you can say ''frothy French mainstream cinema,'' she's waiting tables at a Michelin guide fantasy of a bistro, where her clients (among them a famous pianist, a famous actress, and a famous art collector) are all glittery and gently neurotic. For Yank color in her soap-bubbly movie, director Daniele Thompson has her pal Sydney Pollack appear as...a famous director. B-

Originally posted Feb 14, 2007 Published in issue #922 Feb 23, 2007 Order article reprints