Avenue Montaigne Synopsis
A waitress observes the lives of her famous clientele.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Rarely has Paris seemed more enchanting than in Danièle Thompson's optimistic ode to Gallic romance.
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TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Thompson's stories are familiar, but she weaves them together with such assurance and good humor that they're equally soothing and...
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By Ethan Alter
All of the actors are on point (Dupontel and Morante are particularly good), the individual story arcs are involving, if not exactly...
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By James Berardinelli
The film uses effective acting, deft dialogue, and a sly wit to entertain, if not educate.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
That the film succeeds as well as it does despite a series of coincidences that strain credibility is a credit to a fine cast and a joie de...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Bookending the film is the relationship between Jessica and the grandmother who raised her. This role is delightfully played by Suzanne...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
For Yank color in her soap-bubbly movie, director Daniele Thompson has her pal Sydney Pollack appear as...a famous director.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Has a breezy, Altmanesque air, as it tracks the mini-dramas of its crisscrossing characters.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Aside from pretty people behaving cutely, there's just not much here, and even devoted Francophiles may nod into their cafe crèmes.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
It's formula stuff, to be sure, but full of feeling for the sweep of the past as well as for the unsettled, yearning present.
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Avenue Montaigne

By Cinema Art
This is a charming movie--in every sense of the word. I went once with a friend (same opinion) and once with my 92 year old Dad, who studied French a long time ago, and thorougly enjoyed the...

Sleepy In DC

By santafedreamer
Knowing that I am missing a critical movie gene, once again, I find myself at odds with the critics and reviewers who found this piece charming, delightful, etc. Indeed, my companions left feeling...

AVenue Mongagne

By thisispenny
Not to be missed- a deltightful movie from beginning to end without gratious violence and sex! every character in the movie is revealed in a lighthearted fashion but with depth and poignancy...

great french comedy

By jaimelesfilms
what a wonderful time we had watching this fun light comedy. the characters are very well developed. Enjoy it...

Avenue Montaigne

By sfinfer
Started off slow and stayed that way though out the entire movie. The ending was too "Hollywood" with a fairytale happy ending for everyone. Expected so much more. Very disappointing....

Avenue Montaigne

By Ekcsmas
What an outstanding movie. Wonderful character development, lighthearted and deep, lines to remember and ever savor. Great views of Paris.. This is a classic and certainly the best movie of several...

Avenue Montaigne

By Windjammer
One of the most delightful movies you'll see this year. A confluence of three events advsancing to a simiultaneous crescendo on a single evening. Perfect performances, great characters.. What a...

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Avenue Montaigne

By cmdev
Absolutely delightful french comedy, not too silly yet has some warm-hearted moments. The characters are well played and intertwined. Jessica has a vantage point from the bistro she works in to see...

Paris je t'aime

By droidsmom
It felt like a tour of Paris. Wonderful characters. Very imaginative. Loved it....

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Rated PG-13 | For some strong language and brief sexuality