Fathers’ Day Movie: To Paris with Love

16 Jun

As Fathers’ Day fast approaches, I wanted to share with you a good vintage romance with a great father figure.

Picture this: A young man about to go off to the army being taken to Paris by his father for the first time. The father, in a desperate attempt to make his son fall in love, takes him to Paris… in my opinion, the son is not really that averse to the female form as immediately after they get there, they almost literally run into a young female who they take under their wing.

The big gag in this RomCom is that the father, played by Alec Guinness, is trying to set the son up, and the son is trying to set the father up… Only, the father/son pair find women that are way more to their taste. And as we all know in the movies, men are stupid, women are patient (except when they are shrews), and romance is never exactly what the characters expect it to be.

 

If you start watching this movie and start to wriggle because the young fellow is after this female who would be his mother’s age, and she is after him… well, dont worry. It’s the 50’s. They wouldn’t do that to you. They dont care if its the other way around however.

All in all, a good chuckle. A bit slow at times, so watch it with a patient male or ply them with tons and TONS of caffeine and promises of kisses.

Notes: Alec Guinness in 1955 was so far away from Obi-Wan that other than the occasional laugh at thinking of Luke Skywalker’s father figure being a SIGNIFICANTLY younger man. Also, if you want to see some amazing outfits, check this movie out. I love some of the random outfits that the women wear.

Another classic RomCom with a great/ amusing father figure: Yours, Mine and Ours (w/ Lucille Ball)

Please do NOT  go with the new one. The oldies are LITERALLY the goodies here!

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