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Paris (2009) The French director Cédric Klapisch is a glib wizard at weaving folks together, but there are too many secondhand characters roving through Paris , his… 2009-09-18 R PT128M Comedy Drama Foreign Language Juliette Binoche Romain Duris Francois Cluzet Romain Duris IFC Films
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Paris (2009)

MPAA Rating: R

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Juliette Binoche, Paris | JE T'AIME Juliette Binoche walks the streets of Paris
Image credit: David Koskas
JE T'AIME Juliette Binoche walks the streets of Paris
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Limited Release: Sep 18, 2009; Rated: R; Length: 128 Minutes; Genres: Comedy, Drama, Foreign Language; With: Juliette Binoche and Romain Duris; Distributor: IFC Films

The French director Cédric Klapisch is a glib wizard at weaving folks together, but there are too many secondhand characters roving through Paris, his latest ensemble piece. There's the young man (Romain Duris) who may have a fatal heart condition; his caretaker sister (Juliette Binoche); the jaded professor (Fabrice Luchini) who stalks a student (and embarrasses us with his ''rock dancing''); his polar-opposite brother (François Cluzet) — all diagrammed to evoke the old/young, archaic/modern paradox of life in Paris. But there's no denying that it all plays. B–

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Originally posted Sep 29, 2009 Published in issue #1069-1070 Oct 09, 2009 Order article reprints