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Paris Can Wait | 2017 | PG | - 2.2.3

A married woman (Diane Lane) is left in Cannes by her husband (Alec Baldwin) when he must solve a crisis on a film set in Budapest. The man's business associate takes it upon himself to drive the woman to Paris, but is not much for a straight through drive and instead he stops frequently to share some of the most beautiful scenery, food and experiences that France has to offer. Also with Arnaud Viard, Linda Gegusch and Élodie Navarre. Directed by Eleanor Coppola. Several lines of dialogue are spoken in French with no subtitles. [1:32]

SEX/NUDITY 2 - A man and a married woman kiss passionately, separate and kiss again before she tells him that he must leave. A husband kisses his wife on the cheek in a few scenes.
 A man flirts continuously with a married woman throughout the movie. A man and a woman seem to have had a relationship at one point and when they leave for a while it is suggested that they might have had sex (the man is seen adjusting his clothing and straightening his hair). A married woman admires a man's face, neck and hands as he tells a story. A man touches a married woman's hand. A man and a woman dance together briefly. A woman consoles a man and touches his shoulder tenderly.
 A woman wears low-cut tops that reveal cleavage in several scenes throughout the movie. A woman wears a low-cut dress that reveals cleavage. Two chocolates are served on a plate and are called, "The Nipples of Venus," (they are shaped like breasts.
 A man says that a director seduced his leading lady and that they are now fighting on set. A man says, "Everyone has to have a wife to be happy." A woman says that she saw men drooling over young actresses at a film festival. A man asks a woman if she thinks that her husband is faithful. A man comments about a married woman's "lovely legs."
 A woman takes off her pantyhose (she hides behind the open door of a car) and ties them into a replacement fan belt.


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VIOLENCE/GORE 2 - A man drives his car very close to the back of a truck on a highway and swerves around it at the last moment, making his passenger very nervous. A car breaks down on the side of a road.
 A man tells a woman about her husband giving a watch to a young woman and the woman becomes angry because that was a watch that she gave him. A woman talks about her father smoking 2 packs of unfiltered cigarettes a day and that he died when he was 56 years old. A man says that guilt is bad for the digestion. A woman makes fun of a cheese that used to have worms in it and that you could have both your meats and cheese by eating it. A man says, "Never cook a dead snail." We hear that a baby died of a heart defect after 39 days. A man talks about his brother dying (by suicide) and the brother's child became like the other man's child.
 A woman winces in a few scenes from pain in her ears and a pilot tells her that she must not fly. A man describes a young woman pouring alcohol into a man's shoe and then drinking it. Two women and a man walk through a fresh food market and we see raw meats, fish and cheeses. A woman eats a snail, spits it into her napkin and flicks it onto the floor where a child picks it up and eats it.


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LANGUAGE 3 - 1 scatological term (1 in French with no subtitles), 1 anatomical term, 5 mild obscenities, name-calling (Pop-Tarts, stoner, lame), exclamations (oh my gosh), 1 religious profanity (GD), 6 religious exclamations (e.g. For Christ's Sake, Oh My God).


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SUBSTANCE USE - People drink wine with meals in several scenes and at various times of day, a woman asks a man if he is trying to get her drunk, a man opens a bottle of wine for a picnic lunch and he and a woman drink, a man describes a young woman pouring alcohol into a man's shoe and then drinking it, and a man and a woman drink wine with a dinner. A man smokes cigarettes in many scenes throughout the movie (indoors and out), and a woman talks about her father smoking 2 packs of unfiltered cigarettes a day.


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Movie business, vacation, finding a hobby, business, distractions, origins of wine making in France, relationships, love, marriage, death of a child, French vs. American cultures, fidelity, suspicion, attitudes toward marriage, guilt, cinematography, enjoying life, enjoying food and wine, suicide, secrets, evocative photos, life and business are cyclical, Richard the Lionheart, the Crusades, authentic food.

MESSAGE - Take time to enjoy each other's company and the places around you.

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