Gil Pender is a screenwriter trying to break out from that world and write the next great American novel.
Take The Money And Run (1969), or Manhattan (1979), not to mention Annie Hall (1977) and my personal favorite of all time Bananas (1971). They were great, weren't they?
Match Point (2005) which is my favorite from him and everything went downhill from there. I won't waste your time with describing how I want to burn every single copy of You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger (2010) available on this planet; but now you can get and idea of why I wasn't too interested in this movie. Lately each of his works have to feature some beautiful European landscape and at least a pretty blonde who is simply good to look at. Not to mention that it tries to teach some very deep lesson that isn't forced onto you, no, you need to interpret it on your own! ...
And here comes my second problem, his fiancee Inez. I get that here we find out that they are not compatible, but this still begs the question: What is it that brought them together in the first place? She seems to love him at first, yes. Was it the money?
Finally, my last problem: The ending. Not OK. Random Parisian girl won't go out with weird American who couldn't put three sentences together the first two times they saw each other! That just doesn't make sense! And I liked the idea of them ending up together, don't get me wrong, but "Oh, you too like the rain? It is meant to be! THE END." ... That is just not OK! I am all for the magic of Paris and how it is the city of love and that there can be a spark among people especially when they don't see it coming. But there wasn't any spark and it was just awkward. It wasn't properly set up for me, is what I am trying to say.
See it, don't see it? I don't know, I'm not gonna say it was a waste of time, but it made me more enraged than I thought and that made it very hard to finish. If you like recent Woody Allen films, then don't worry, you'll enjoy it very much. On the other hand, if you have problems with anyone from the cast, then you will be haunted by it throughout the whole 90 minutes.
Until the next item on my list!