French Kiss 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… French Kiss 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
Movie Review

Movie Review: 'French Kiss' (1995)

MPAA Rating: PG-13
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
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