Director Lawence Kasdan's attempt to recover from the monumentally disastrous WYATT EARP is a cutesy-pie romantic comedy that hinges on Meg Ryan's dubious appeal. FRENCH KISS is fine for Ryan fans, but it's a cringe-fest for the rest of us, especially during her two
panic attacks (which
are clearly supposed to be adorable). She's an American tourist who encounters a dashing French crook (Kevin Kline) on an international flight; the expected romantic complications ensue in Paris.