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Movie Review: 'French Kiss' (1995) Meg Ryan's every gesture is calculated for cuteness as she bops through the streets of Paris in Lawrence Kasdan's meandering comedy. She plays Kate, a… PG-13 Comedy Kevin Kline Meg Ryan Timothy Hutton Jean Reno
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Movie Review: 'French Kiss' (1995)

MPAA Rating: PG-13

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EW's GRADE
C

Details Rated: PG-13; Genre: Comedy; With: Kevin Kline and Meg Ryan

Meg Ryan's every gesture is calculated for cuteness as she bops through the streets of Paris in Lawrence Kasdan's meandering comedy. She plays Kate, a garrulous, neurotic young woman who goes to Paris to retrieve her fiancé (a Jell-O-ish Timothy Hutton) from the clutches of a French beauty. Kline plays the attractive, somewhat shady Frenchman who becomes enchanted by her Ryanized tics. What Kline is doing playing a Frenchman is anyone's guess, but at least he moves his character's emotions from swagger to desire. Ryan, though, is so self-involved that it's hard to care which boy she ends up with. She'll always have Herself in Paris. C

Originally posted May 12, 1995 Published in issue #274 May 12, 1995 Order article reprints