“My plan was to die before the money ran out”
So says 60-year-old penniless Manhattan socialite Frances Price (Michelle Pfeiffer), but things didn’t go as planned. In French Exit, her husband Franklin has been dead for 12 years and with his vast inheritance gone, she cashes in the last of her possessions and resolves to live out her twilight days anonymously in a borrowed apartment in Paris, accompanied by her directionless son Malcolm (Lucas Hedges) and a cat named Small Frank—who may or may not embody the spirit of Frances’s dead husband.
French Exit is directed by Azazel Jacobs and written by Patrick DeWitt, who adapted the screenplay from his own novel. Tracy Letts, Valerie Mahaffey, Danielle Macdonald and Imogen Poots co-star.
Sony Pictures Classics will release French Exit in select theaters February 21, 2021.