Video Review

Forget Paris (1995)

EW's GRADE
B

Details With: Billy Crystal and Debra Winger

This is the video answer to a ripe old dilemma: He wants to watch basketball on the tube, while she fancies the sort of romantic comedy whose appeal rests on its predictability. Now they can have both with Forget Paris, actor-director-cowriter Billy Crystal's version of Woody Allen's stock-in-trade. Crystal plays an NBA ref (amid Charles Barkley, Patrick Ewing, et al., playing themselves) who falls in love with an American in Paris (Debra Winger); when their honeymoon is over, the negotiations are just beginning. Enlivened by a strong cast (including Joe Mantegna and Cathy Moriarty), what would otherwise be vin ordinaire turns out to have a rather nice bouquet. B

Originally posted Nov 24, 1995 Published in issue #302 Nov 24, 1995 Order article reprints
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