June 13, 1995 -- ``Forget Paris'' is much like a Woody Allen film. It is about a bunch of neurotic characters who sit around a table at a restaurant and tell funny stories, and it's also about the difficulties of maintaining relationships in this modern age, another favorite topic of Allen's.
Billy Crystal plays an NBA referee (there are some very funny basketball scenes), while Deborah Winger is the airline representative who meets, and falls in love with him in Paris. After the initial romance wears off, as told in flashback, the two go through a lot of typical modern marriage problems (conflicting careers, taking care of a doddering father, fertility problems). They break up and get back together again.
The script sizzles with great one-liners. Crystal, of course, is very practiced at this, but Winger trades him barb for barb. They make a very winning couple. The supporting actors around the table are also quite good. The pace of the film bogs down a little from time to time, the sentimentality and humor don't always mix that well, and it goes overboard on product endorsement, but overall it's a funny and touching movie. It rates a B.
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