Sony Pictures Releasing have dropped the UK Trailer for Azazel Jacobs‘ French Exit starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Lucas Hedges. Pfeiffer plays an penniless Manhattan socialite who runs out used to living a life of Larry, now can’t even pay a bill!
Jacobs made an name for himself as an indie filmmaker directed the likes of The Lovers and Terri. You could say this one is his step up and the film was also the closing gala at the New York Film Festival earlier this year. The reviews have been mixed, this does look a little pretentious. Maybe it’s just this is not on the same level of humour I admire, like Wes Anderson gone darkly comedic. Which is a shame I do like Anderson.
French Exit is based on the book written by Patrick DeWitt (who has written the screenplay for this). An ageing Manhattan socialite widow (Pfeiffer) who has simply ran out of money, that bad she can’t even give her son (Hedges) any inheritance. The pair head off to Paris, France to start a new life with their cat Frank, Is Frank the spirit of the woman’s deceased husband?
I do hope this film can prove me wrong…
“My plan was to die before the money ran out,” says 60-year-old penniless Manhattan socialite Frances Price (Michelle Pfeiffer), but things didn’t go as planned. Her husband Franklin has been dead for 12 years and with his vast inheritance gone, she cashes in the last of her possessions and resolves to live out her twilight days anonymously in a borrowed apartment in Paris, accompanied by her directionless son Malcolm (Lucas Hedges) and a cat named Small Frank—who may or may not embody the spirit of Frances’s dead husband.
The film also stars Valerie Mahaffey, Imogen Poots, Susan Coyne, Danielle Macdonald, Isaach De Bankolé, Daniel Di Tomasso and Tracy Letts.
French Exit will be released in UK and Irish cinemas from February 2021.