Remake of the 1954 love triangle starring Harrison Ford and Greg Kinnear as privileged brothers who both fall for their chauffeur's daughter (Julia Ormond) when she returns from a transformative trip to Paris. Filling the shoes of Humphrey Bogart and Audrey Hepburn was never going to be easy but Ford and Ormond pull it off with aplomb, while Kinnear rogues it up nicely as stuffy Ford's playboy sibling. Sydney Pollack directs with a graceful, respectful touch.
A silky-smooth Nineties version of the old Audrey Hepburn-Humphrey Bogart romantic comedy, pleasingly and intelligently written to give us lots of smiles, rich supporting characters and even a sniffle at the end.
Julia Ormond offers a largely winning performance as the ugly duckling who blossoms into a swan after a two-year stay in Paris. A chauffeur's daughter who covets David (Greg Kinnear), the playboy son of her employer's wealthy family, Julia throws a spanner in the works of a profitable merger when Kinnear is attracted to the new 'her' and away from fiancee Lauren Holly.
Enter older brother Linus (Harrison Ford) who proposes to entice Julia away from Greg, take her back to Paris and dump her. Ah, but of course you've guessed the rest, even if you haven't seen the original - so it's not the destination but the getting there that's the pleasure. And Ford as Linus doesn't put a foot wrong.