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Forget Paris (1995)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 19 May 1995 (USA)
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Mickey, an NBA referee, meets Ellen, an American airline official, in Paris. It develops into a relationship of ups and downs.

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Billy Crystal
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Billy Crystal ... Mickey
Debra Winger ... Ellen
Joe Mantegna ... Andy
Cynthia Stevenson ... Liz
Richard Masur ... Craig
Julie Kavner ... Lucy
William Hickey ... Arthur
Robert Costanzo ... Waiter
John Spencer ... Jack
Tom Wright ... Tommy
Cathy Moriarty ... Lois
Johnny Williams ... Lou
Marv Albert ... Marv Albert
Bill Walton ... Bill Walton
Charles Barkley ... Charles Barkley
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Storyline

Mickey Gordon is a basketball referee who travels to France to bury his father. Ellen Andrews, an American living in Paris, works for the airline Mickey flies on. They meet and fall in love, but their relationship goes through many difficult patches. The story is told in flashback by their friends at a restaurant waiting for them to arrive. Written by Philip Apps <apps@math.wisc.edu>

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A comedy about love... after marriage.

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for language, including some sex-related dialogue | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Julie Kavner and Richard Masur previously played a couple on Rhoda. See more »

Goofs

In the Pistons/Lakers game when Mickey has his meltdown, the court is clearly the Phoenix Suns' court. The floor is purple instead of the Pistons' blue, and you can see the word America of "America West Arena" when he throws out Isiah Thomas. See more »

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Andy: Marriages don't work when one partner is happy and the other is miserable. Marriage is about both people being equally miserable.
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Crazy Credits

At one point Billy Crystal's father-in-law moves in with them and drives him crazy by singing the Toyota slogan, "You asked for it...you got it" but he does it just like the commercial. At the end of the credits the father-in-law is reading the paper at the table while Billy Crystal is having breakfast. The father in law starts the slogan but waits about half a minute before finally finishing the line. See more »

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Cap'n Gentle
Written and Performed by John Pizzarelli, Martin Pizzarelli and Ray Kennedy
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Downbeat look at two career childless marriage in light of former romance
28 March 2002 | by trpdeanSee all my reviews

I wanted to like this. It does not shirk from showing the real difficulties marriage has - or the anti-climax marriage can prove after the romance of courtship.

I also applaud its realism - many matters don't prove right in the end in real life - nor in this movie - no matter how much they try. Reconciliations fade in light of fundamental issues that exist from the beginning of the marriage.

However, as comedy, the movie usually seemed lame - it had its moments but they were too few. And as drama, there weren't enough moments of real suspense. As a romance, it fails - it's too realistic and I never felt any magic in Debra Winger's character. She was fairly nice, fairly attractive, but rather humdrum in personality. We are taken down a lane familiar to married couples - with all the aggravations real life produces and an occasional chuckle.

The movie is the rather tedious alternative to "happily ever after" - and though the movie rings more truly than "happily ever after",it's not as satisfying. Very little would be needed to darken this movie into "An Unmarried Woman". I preferred Mr. Saturday Night for its dark look at the life of a Milton Berle sort of character - at least it was unfamiliar and interesting territory - this isn't. I do wish I could say otherwise and again think well of Crystal in one respect: he doesn't sugarcoat his tale.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 May 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Olvídate de París See more »

Filming Locations:

Arronville, Val-d'Oise, France See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,812,656, 21 May 1995

Gross USA:

$33,177,694

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$33,177,694
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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