Tart widow and possessive mother, the Upper East Side force of nature, Frances Price, finds herself in dire straits. Together with her useless adult son, their cat – who is believed to house the spirit of Frances late husband, the trio escapes their label of social outcasts in pariahdom and land in Paris. Putting poverty and despair behind them, they cut their losses and attempt at a fresh start. French Exit is spilling with tragedy and the moving escape of a mother and son from a disappointing and shamed life in high society.
By Patrick Dewitt