French Lesson (1985)

Genres - Comedy, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Farce, Sex Comedy  |   Release Date - Feb 21, 1986 (USA)  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - UK, USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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The French Lesson was released in some markets as The Frog Prince. Studying at the Sorbonne, young British lass Jenny (Jane Snowden) lives with a rural, respectable French family. Her head full of curious romantic notions, Jenny would like to surrender her virginity, but only when the "right" boy comes along. Her choices boil down to two: Norwegian "hunk" Niels (Oystein Wiik) and arrogant local boy Jean-Philippe (Alexandre Sterling). To make certain that her ultimate decision is the correct one, Jenny establishes a series of offbeat conditions for her two Romeos. The film switches emotional and stylistic gears so often that, by the time the heroine has made her choice, some viewers may have forgotten how the whole thing started. The appeal of The French Lesson is almost completely dependant upon one's feelings towards mercurial leading lady Jane Snowden.

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love-triangle, relationship, sexual-awakening, virgin