The Family Reviews Paris When It Sizzles

Paris When It Sizzles

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Describe it in 25 words or less.

Pete: A hired typist helps a struggling screen write hack out the next block-buster movie.

Brigette: A typist and a screenwriter have an unusual courtship.

Morgan: A screenplay writer and a typist fall in love whilst working together to finish writing a movie in two days.

Gable: A young girl is sent to be a secretary for a screenplay writer in Paris and they find themselves falling in love.


Pete: Romantic Comedy

Brigette: Classic/Comedy

Morgan: Comedy/Romance/Classic

Gable: Romance/Comedy

Who was your favorite character and why?

Pete: Gabrielle Simpson because of her understated wit and confidence.

Brigette: Maurice/Philippe/Second Policeman because he made me laugh.

Morgan: Richard because he made things funny.

Gable: Richard Benson because he was funny and witty.

Who was your least favorite character and why?

Pete: Alexander Meyerhiem because of arrogance.

How was the casting?

Pete: Excellent. I really enjoyed all the cameos, especially those by Tony Curtis, Marlene Dietrich, and Frank Sinatra.

Did it grab you immediately or did it take a while?

Pete: It grabbed me immediately and the crazy plot kept me well entertained throughout the majority of the film.

Brigette: It got straight into it but it took me a little while to warm up to it.

Morgan: It grabbed me immediately and I thought it was quite an interesting subject in general.

Gable: It got right into it (something I deeply admire in my films and books) and it stayed funny and interesting throughout.

Have you watched other films by the same actor?

Morgan: Yes. I always enjoy Audrey Hepburn films!

Favorite quote:

Rick: “Why do you think I picked up the girl?”
François: “Because she has big, magic eyes.”

Brigette: “Our Gabby happens to be the most reliable, steadfast and you-cannot-possibly-miss-with-no-matter-how-badly-you-write-it character in all popular literature: the prostitute with a heart of gold.” – Richard

Gable: “In that case, if we are to have a happy and harmonious relationship, I beg of you, never answer a question with a question.” – Richard Benson

What would you change?

Pete: I would have put some giraffes in there somewhere.

How was the ending?

Pete: Predictable, but it still put a smile on my face.

Brigette: Romantic but not sappy.

Morgan: Cute.

Gable: A happy and perfect ending.

What was the moral of the story?

Pete: Sometimes you might gain motivation from someone you don’t expect.

Brigette: Love often finds you when you least expect it.

Morgan: Sometimes when you work together, good things happen.

Gable: Not all love relationships are constantly smooth.

Who would you recommend it to?

Pete: 1960’s romantic comedy fans and anyone who has ever had writer’s block.

Brigette: People who enjoy usual comedies.

Morgan: Audrey Hepburn fans, screenplay writers or those who enjoy very silly classic movies.

Gable: People who like Audrey Hepburn films and also interesting films and comedy films and screenplay writers who are struggling to produce good work.

Color Palette: (Morgan’s specialty)

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Recipe: Bloody Mary

Beer pairing: (Pete’s specialty) Dupont Brewery’s Saison Dupont

Favorite Architectural Detail: (Pete’s other specialty)
Film Studio Director’s Office

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