Thursday, April 11, 2013
PARIS-MANHATTAN -- the film takes place in the former but it's Allen's Manhattan (the movie and its vision/view of our city) that rules -- offers up a slight but quite charming 77 minutes worth of Allen-isms (his voice emanating from a poster of his younger self that adorns the heroine's wall) and French romantic and family situations pretty much guaranteed to put a smile on the face of Francophiles and Allen-lovers.
Alice Taglioni (above) -- most memorably in The Valet, Sky Fighters and Grande école); and he -- Patrick Bruel (below) -- of The Secret and Change of Plans. Both performers are quite right for their roles here and add a lot of charm and sex appeal to the proceedings.
Michel Aumont (below, right) as the family's dad, Marie-Christine Adam as the tipsy mom and Marie Delterme as sis (shown at left, two photos below).
Louis-Do de Lencquesaing (shown below, center, and so fine in The Father of My Children) plays sis' hubby, and there are a few other slightly recognizable faces on view, too.
Woody Before Allen. So, for Allen fans happy to settle for a couple of movies with and about the guy (without actually being by the guy), here's your cup of java.
interview with Ms Lellouche first published at FemaleFirst. Paris-Manhattan opens tomorrow, Friday, April 12, in Manhattan at the Quad Cinema. The exclusive Los Angeles engagement begins Friday, May 3rd at Laemmle's Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills, the Playhouse 7 in Pasadena and the Town Center 5 in Encino. Elsewhere around the country? Let's hope. Otherwise wait for it on DVD and/or streaming.