French Exit

French Exit

French Exit

Michelle Pfeiffer plays a socialite who goes from riches to rags after her dead husband's money runs out. Co-stars Oscar-nominee Lucas Hedges (Manchester By the Sea) as her equally unguided son who moves with her to Paris.

“My plan was to die before the money ran out,” says 60-year-old penniless Manhattan socialite Frances Price (Pfeiffer), but things didn’t go as planned. Her husband Franklin has been dead for 12 years and with his vast inheritance gone, she cashes in the last of her possessions and resolves to live out her twilight days anonymously in a borrowed apartment in Paris, accompanied by her directionless son Malcolm (Hedges) and a cat named Small Frank—who may or may not embody the spirit of Frances’s dead husband.

2021Rating: M, Offensive language & sexual references113 minsUK, USA
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French Exit / Reviews

A.V. Club

A.V. Club

For those on its wavelength... the matter-of-fact presentation of odd behaviour gets funnier and funnier...

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Hampered by clockwork quirkiness and disaffected dialogue.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

French Exit is so genuine in its mix of arch and earnest, idiosyncracy and earthiness that it creates a space all for itself.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

As the Paris flat grows crowded with the arrival of wacky supporting characters, French Exit loses its way.

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Stuff

Stuff

Michelle Pfeiffer shines in tonally odd trans-Atlantic tale.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

The various elements add up to an amuse-bouche rather than a full banquet.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

A head-scratching failure for all involved.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

In French Exit’s best passages, sadness and curt, resonant comedy exist side by side unceremoniously.

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Slash Film

Slash Film

The film does not waste the brilliance of its two leading performances.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

Would have been lost in its own lineage if not for the strength of its cast.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

There's more to admire than to love in Azazel Jacobs' arch drawing-room comedy...

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Variety

Variety

It’s nicely cut with the schadenfreude of “Schitt’s Creek.”

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Ranks among her most captivatingly Pfeiffer-ian.

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