In New York, an aspiring novelist has a cinq-a-sept affair with the beautiful wife of a French diplomat. Cultures, world views, personal ethics and dietary preferences clash as love deepens, with remarkable results. Romance, drama and comedy.
Diane Kruger was originally cast in the lead role but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. See more »
From about 10:20, as Arielle and Brian walk down the path, a couple of people turn to stare at them.Considering that a couple walking down a path isn't anything worth ogling at, it is obvious that they got a sense that this couple was being filmed. See more »
Some of the best writing in New York won't be found in books, or movies, or plays, but on the benches of Central Park. Read the benches, and you understand.
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This is one of those small gems of a film which is best viewed knowing nothing or very little about its details. The acting by all is good; Frank Langella, Glenn Close and the main French actress are the standouts. The story is sweet, if a tad implausible, but then all good love stories must have an element of implausibility to capture our imagination. Despite what other critics have written, I thought Anton Yelchin was wonderful. He is awkward, skinny yet confident -- his style is endearing and believable.
This is an unconventional, small film which took me by surprise. Well worth the watch.
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