The film centers on a special relationship between an old man and a young girl. Matthew Morgan is a widowed can not find the joy from the beautiful life until he meets a dreamed girl- Pauline is a dance instructor.
Sir Michael Caine is London personified, a British movie icon with one of the most distinctive voices in cinema. So why on earth would you mis-cast him as an American in Paris with a totally implausible accent?
Caine's brave attempt to speak pigeon French with an American accent produces some unintentionally comedic moments. Every time he says 'Merci', for example, you'll think he's spotted a horse. As in "mare, see!"