Wednesday, 18 August 2010
Author Spotlight Week - Anne Patrick shares her favorite movie
Although I’m a diehard fan of suspense, I also love romantic comedy. Topping that category is the movie French Kiss, starring Meg Ryan, Kevin Kline and Timothy Hutton.
Kate (Meg Ryan) and Charlie (Timothy Hutton) have planned the perfect life together, buying a house, kids...the whole nine yards. Then Charlie has to fly to Paris for a medical convention. While in Paris Charlie meets and falls in love with another woman and calls off the wedding. Kate, determined to win Charlie back, flies to Paris. On the plane Kate meets petty French thief Luc Teyssier, played by Kevin Kline. Luc has problems of his own. He’s estranged from his family, and on the run from the police. Fearing he’ll get caught with a stolen necklace, he places it with a smuggled grape vine into Kate’s bag without her knowledge. At the airport Kate and Luc get separated, then her bag is stolen by another petty thief who Luc just happens to know. Luc and Kate track the thief down and manage to find the plant, but the necklace isn’t there and the thief swears he hasn’t seen it. The necklace later turns up around Kate’s neck. So off to Cannes they go. Luc’s goal is to get the necklace back and Kate’s to get Charlie back. But along the way, Kate and Luc begin to have feelings for one another and that changes the course of their lives.
This was a really great love story! Kate’s life is shattered when Charlie breaks her heart, but instead of giving up she faces her fear of flying and goes after what she wants. However, fate intervenes and she realizes Charlie isn’t the man for her. The classic opposites attract and love happens when you least expect it movie.