French Exit

2020| 15| 113 mins| /

Director: Azazel Jacobs
Starring: Michelle Pfeiffer, Lucas Hedges, Tracy Letts

“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.

From writer and author Patrick DeWitt (The Sisters Brothers) adapting his book of the same name, French Exit is the charming and entertaining latest from director Azazel Jacobs (The LoversDoll & Em) featuring a delicious, Golden Globe-nominated performance from Michelle Pfeiffer.

 

★★★★★ “DELIGHTFULLY OFFBEAT… A MAGNIFICENT SHOWCASE FOR PFEIFFER” The AV Club