From the moment I saw the trailer for Paris Can Wait, I knew it was a movie that I just had see. The film is written and directed by Eleanor Coppola and stars Diane Lane as Anne as the wife of Michael (Alec Baldwin) a producer husband who is more interested in his work than his wife. When Anne decides not to join him in Budapest at the last moment, she finds herself on an unexpected road trip from Cannes to Paris with her husbands business associate Jacques (Arnaud Viard).
The trip that would have lasted seven hours, turns into two-day adventure filled with delicious food, and interesting insights about the villages and towns from Anne’s travel companion Jacques. Throughout the journey we learn more about what has brought Anne to this point in her life, her struggles and hardships, along with the her interests in both food and photography.
As both a blogger and foodie, I loved how they showed the different photos that Anne captured during the journey and how you really felt a connection with her character. This film was a culinary and visual treat from beginning to end, and you definitely want to take a road trip through France by the end of the film.
When Anne and Jacques finally arrive in Paris you can see how close they’ve become during the course of the film and you don’t want it to end. This is a must see film for francophiles and food lovers alike and one that you’ll want to watch again and again.
Check out the trailer below…
If you have seen this film and loved it, you should definitely read the interview that Copolla did with Parade.
Christa | theavidpen