Forget Paris

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Forget Paris ★★½ 1995 (PG-13)

Pro basketball referee Mickey (Crystal) and airline executive Ellen (Winger) meet in Paris, fall in love and get married. But once the honeymoon is over, the marital bliss unravels due to conflicting work schedules and the lack of romantic scenery. This look at yuppie love and courtship finds Crystal in pre-”City Slickers 2” form, launching three-point one-liners and “When Harry Met Sally” sentiment. Bland direction and an obligation to be cute intensify the “been-there-seen-that” feeling. Winger's presence may hint of miscasting, but she has one of the films funniest scenes involving a stray pet and a pigeon. 101m/C VHS, DVD . Billy Crystal, Debra Winger, Joe Mantegna, Cynthia Stevenson, Richard Masur, Julie Kavner, William Hickey, Cathy Moriarty, John Spencer; D: Billy Crystal; W: Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel, Billy Crystal; C: Don Burgess; M: Marc Shaiman.