#870 American Dreamer (1984)

A stay at home suburbians housewife gets involved in a crime plot after winning a trip to Paris and soon afterwards loosing her memory due to an accident.

Part of a wave of Hollywood international crime thrillers set in Paris (Frantic, Gotcha!, Target), American Dreamer is one of the movies I found the Paris setting least distracting, although given the adventurous, mysterious tone of the movie, some northern African location would’ve probably worked better.

JoBeth Williams complete surprises as the strong lead carrying to movie with ease giving credible performances both as the home maker and an action star. Although no classic of the genre, American Dreamer is an above average fluff with an undeniable charm to it.

80s-o-meter: 66%

Total: 79%