Jet Lag

Juliette Binoche (an Oscar winner for The English Patient) and Jean Reno (Ronin, The Professional) are both terrific actors. They're the only appetizing thing in this stale French pastry. Felix (Reno) is a frozen-food exec stranded in a Paris airport by weather and strikes. He meets Rose (Binoche), a beautician who is running out on her lover (Sergi Lopez). Felix and Rose talk, compare notes, share a night in an airport hotel and drag themselves through every predictable situation in the script written by director Daniele Thompson and her son Christopher. This is the kind of movie that they show on planes — white noise that lulls you to sleep.

From The Archives Issue 273: September 7, 1978
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