To live out the primitive years as a socialite with a dwindling surplus of cash and no way of making more is a dangerous precipice that specifically exists within a few films. French Exit is one of them. Planning to die before the money runs out is a fantastic line of reason for Frances Price (Michelle Pfeiffer) to follow through with, but as luck would have it, her egalitarian character is stuck running the gauntlet and running out of money rapidly. Dragging along Malcolm Price (Lucas Hedges) in that creates the natural and obvious back and forth Azazel Jacobs hopes to collate. A mother and son drawn together not by love but by a necessity, an overbearing desire to keep each other going for their own reasons.