French Rom-Com Love Is in the Air Feels Like a Bad American Rom-Com
Love Is in the Air was made in France, but even the most isolated American moviegoer would likely find it familiar.
If this rom-com's setting and structure superficially recall Almodóvar's I'm So Excited!, director Alexandre Castagnetti's eyes are obviously set toward Hollywood inspirations.
The film all but begs for a remake starring Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler. On a six-hour flight from New York to Paris, estranged lovers Julie (Ludivine Sagnier) and Antoine (Nicolas Bedos) meet for the first time in three years. Assigned seats next to each other, they can't help but rehash the ups and downs of their turbulent relationship, even though Julie is pregnant and about to marry another man.