Review: ‘Paris Can Wait,’ starring Diane Lane and Alec Baldwin

At the age of 81, Eleanor Coppola, wife of Francis Ford and mother of Sofia and Roman, has delivered her first fictional big screen feature as a writer and director, Paris Can Wait, a lightweight, unforced comedic travelogue across France. It’s not the kind of film that comes with a high degree of filmmaking difficulty, nor does it have to. It’s an old school, chaste, “will they or won’t they” romance blended together with a celebration of literally stopping to smell the roses every once in a while. It won’t launch the elder Coppola to the same heights as her noteworthy fellow family members, but as an early summer cinematic confection it hits a sweet spot before petering out in its later moments.