Gene Kelly + Leslie Caron + Musical + Gershwin + Ballet = Amazing and wonderful film! An American in Paris has always been one of my favorite movies. Sure, it is 118 minutes long and full of bizarre non sequitur ballet...but I still love it.
Gene Kelly is pretty much the most attractive man that ever lived and Leslie Caron is absolutely charming. And the music? I know the words to every single song and had my own little "sing along" party on the couch last night. After watching the first half, I went to sleep with a huge smile on my face and had lovely dreams about a Paris filled with singing and dancing American painters.