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Jet Lag (2003)

Jet Lag (2003)

Jet Lag



Critic Consensus: A light and fluffy romantic comedy for fans of Juliette Binoche and Jean Reno.

Movie Info

Two of the biggest stars of the French cinema bring their contrasting styles together in this lively romantic comedy. Rose (Juliette Binoche) is an emotional makeup artist who is hoping to get out of a bad relationship with her boyfriend, Sergio (Sergi Lopez), by leaving him in Paris and heading off to Mexico for a holiday. After losing her cell phone, Rose borrows one from Felix (Jean Reno), a somewhat stiff salesman with an interest in gourmet cooking, who is en route toMunich to attend a funeral. When both Rose and Felix find themselves grounded due to changes in flight scheduling and a transportation strike strands them at the airport, they end up sharing a room at a nearby hotel, where their contrasting personalities make the evening rough sledding for them both. As their unexpected stay wears on, will these opposites begin to attract?more
Rating: R (for language and brief sexuality)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Christopher Thompson, Danièle Thompson
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 20, 2004
Box Office: $0.4M
Miramax Films - Official Site


Jean Reno
as Felix
Scali Delpeyrat
as The Doctor
Karine Belly
as Air France Attendant
Raoul Billerey
as Felix's Father
Nadège Beausson-Diag...
as A Roissy Passenger
Alice Taglioni
as Ground Hostess
Jerome Keen
as The Concierge
Michel Lepriol
as The Waiter
as Post Office Employee
as Hostess
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Critic Reviews for Jet Lag

All Critics (74) | Top Critics (35)

Manages to surprise and absorb the viewer in ways that your typical 'meet cute' romance never would.

September 20, 2003
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

All the usual meet-cute tropes are trotted out -- room service hassles, bed-sharing dilemmas -- but Reno and Binoche make a fine pair and the Parisian setting somehow makes it all seem fresher.

Full Review… | August 18, 2003
Toronto Star
Top Critic

The script is definitely mediocrity mixed with complication.

Full Review… | August 15, 2003
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

A movie so thin it borders on nonexistence.

Full Review… | July 31, 2003
Miami Herald
Top Critic

A piffle of a romantic comedy that wastes its stars.

July 17, 2003
Denver Rocky Mountain News
Top Critic

A stagy romantic comedy that lacks an energetic story but is rescued by the talents of its two stars.

July 10, 2003
Arizona Republic
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Jet Lag

Juliette Binoche and Jean Reno both shine in this cute film: Jet Lag.

Juliette is a film star meets a fascinating man while both being stranded overnight at an airport. It is a lovely foreign film worth seeing.

Mason Williams

Super Reviewer


At first, I was baffled. What is this movie and why did I rent it? The beginning monologue is key I believe. I enjoyed this movie. But, I enjoy all things Binoche. =)


I enjoyed the chemistry between Reno & Binoche immensely. The humour and banter were delightful... it was funny to watch her play a ditzy uncertain esthà (C)ticienne with too much makeup :)

Jet Lag Quotes

Rose: We're both miserable. We have nothing in common.
Felix: We do. We're both miserable.
– Submitted by Frances H (3 years ago)
Rose: Do you know what cowardice is? Not daring to have a child on one's own.
Felix: I think it's not daring to have a child together.
– Submitted by Frances H (3 years ago)
Rose: In any event, it's the first time in my life no one knows where I am.
– Submitted by Frances H (3 years ago)
Felix: I'd done something great and it drove him nuts.
– Submitted by Frances H (3 years ago)

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