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      An American in Paris

      Released Nov 9, 1951 1h 53m Musical Romance List
      95% Tomatometer 101 Reviews 79% Audience Score 25,000+ Ratings Jerry Mulligan (Gene Kelly) is an American ex-GI who stays in post-war Paris to become a painter, and falls for the gamine charms of Lise Bouvier (Leslie Caron). However, his paintings come to the attention of Milo Roberts, a rich American heiress, who is interested in more than just art. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered May 07 Buy Now

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      The plot may be problematic, but such concerns are rendered superfluous by Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron's star power, the Gershwins' classic songs, and Vincente Minnelli's colorful, sympathetic direction.

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      Richard L. Coe Washington Post Virtues abound -- an all-Gershwin score, a likely tale, adept Gene Kelly, a delightful newcomer named Leslie Caron, a windup of dancing before imaginative settings and over all a spirit of crisp originality and sophistication. Aug 2, 2022 Full Review Pauline Kael New Yorker Too fancy and overblown, but the two dancing lovers have infectious grins and the Gershwin music keeps everything good-spirited. Jul 28, 2022 Full Review Helen Bower Detroit Free Press Gene Kelly -- star and choreographer -- never lets the jig-time slacken. The picture runs up the stairs and dances down the street. It never rests. Apr 13, 2021 Full Review Mark Johnson Awards Daily Vincente Minnelli’s dreamlike musical, An American in Paris, paired the catchy tunes of George and Ira Gershwin with the electric charisma of Gene Kelly. The result is a mesmerizing and romantic anecdote... radical at the time and iconic to this day. Jun 14, 2023 Full Review Zita Short InSession Film Free yourself from being disappointed by this overrated white elephant. Feb 3, 2023 Full Review Rachel Wagner Rachel's Reviews (YouTube) Some of the greatest singing and dancing ever in film Jan 2, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Autumn M An American in Paris is a typical mid-century musical about love, misunderstandings and dancing. No one will deny that Gene Kelly was the best dancer of his generation. However, his character in AAP was absolutely unrelatable with his obnoxious attitude and air of self-importance. The supporting characters were either one-dimension or just as annoying as the lead. Gene Kelly never should have gotten the girl. What he should have gotten is a good kick in the behind and a lesson in manners. The paper thin plot and writing did not do this musical any favors. Not recommended Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 11/02/23 Full Review Robyn K SOO BORING! did not even finish. Rotten Tomatoes 🍅 wtf were u thinking??!! Rated 1 out of 5 stars 06/03/23 Full Review Crom W Gene Kelly in great form and fine performance by Leslie Caron, but no match for Singing in the Rain. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 04/24/23 Full Review james g This is all Gene Kelly. And I think he's Hollywood's biggest star. He can sing, dance, act. He's a great comedian and looks fantastic: if the movies could genetically create a male star, they could not improve on Kelly. Ever. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Great musical score and some of the dance numbers, but ranks miles behind The Band Wagon and Chicago. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review panayiota k Although plotless and under 50s standards, the dancing sequences are magical. Very talented dancers and creative choreographies. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Jerry Mulligan (Gene Kelly) is an American ex-GI who stays in post-war Paris to become a painter, and falls for the gamine charms of Lise Bouvier (Leslie Caron). However, his paintings come to the attention of Milo Roberts, a rich American heiress, who is interested in more than just art.
      Director
      Vincente Minnelli
      Screenwriter
      Alan Jay Lerner
      Distributor
      Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
      Production Co
      Metro Goldwyn Mayer
      Genre
      Musical, Romance
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Nov 9, 1951, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Aug 15, 2008
      Runtime
      1h 53m
      Sound Mix
      Mono
      Aspect Ratio
      Flat (1.37:1)
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