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  • Summary: A romantic comedy about an encounter at the Paris airport between a world-weary businessman (Reno) and a troubled beautician (Binoche).
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 28
  2. Negative: 4 out of 28
  1. This French pastry, directed by Danièle Thompson, who wrote it with her son Christopher, is a meet-cute comedy in excelsis. Or very near excelsis.
  2. It's a pleasure to encounter a confectionary love story in which a man and woman of age and experience discover feelings that youth, more and more, has a patent on in Hollywood.
  3. It's light and airy and, unlike the land-locked planes, runs the risk of nearly floating away into innocuous obscurity.
  4. 50
    Jet Lag is sort of a grown-up version of "Before Sunrise"...The difference between the two films is sort of depressing.
  5. A time-waster that might be diversionary on a dull cross-Atlantic flight -- but only in the absence of alternatives.
  6. Although far superior to recent American fare such as "Alex and Emma," the film takes actors with quirky charms and places them in a homogenized, studiolike picture. What a waste.
  7. 25
    An alarmingly unfunny French comedy where the two main characters are constantly yakking on a cell phone at an airport.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. PatC.
    Apr 5, 2006
    9
    A romantic comedy for those into travel. Sometimes one has to get on a plane to get grounded. Simple and elegant, a light but splendid little A romantic comedy for those into travel. Sometimes one has to get on a plane to get grounded. Simple and elegant, a light but splendid little love story. I have to go all the way back to My Man Godfrey to recall a movie of the genre as lean and direct. However, the cell phone as the principal prop evidently never needs recharging, and is as improbable as a John Wayne six-gun that shoots into next week without reloading. Expand
  2. Jul 28, 2014
    9
    Maybe viewers have not understood the English subtitles, but when all the pretense is gone and the character or work we believe that othersMaybe viewers have not understood the English subtitles, but when all the pretense is gone and the character or work we believe that others see is not really there, can an individual find a true personality and finally show emotion to relate to another. One can hope to find a meaningful connection. Expand

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