Midnight in Paris (2011)
94 min – Comedy | Fantasy | Romance – 10 June 2011 (USA)
7.7 Your rating: -/10 Ratings: 7.7/10 from 134,540 users Metascore: 81/100
Reviews: 407 user | 426 critic | 40 from Metacritic.com
A family travel to the French capital for business. The party includes a young engaged couple who are forced to confront their differing views of a perfect life.
Director: Woody Allen
Writer: Woody Allen
Gil and Inez travel to Paris as a tag-along vacation on her parents’ business trip. Gil is a successful Hollywood writer but is struggling on his first novel. He falls in love with the city and thinks they should move there after they get married, but Inez does not share his romantic notions of the city or the idea that the 1920s was the golden age. When Inez goes off dancing with her friends, Gil takes a walk at midnight and discovers what could be the ultimate source of inspiration for writing. Gil’s daily walks at midnight in Paris could take him closer to the heart of the city but further from the woman he’s about to marry.
I loved this movie! It blends film noir with Stardust Memories, The Purple Rose of Cairo, and some of Annie Hall. The scenes of Paris were enough to make one fall in love. The music was wonderful! Having all the artists and writers show up was the ultimate name dropping contest! Their caricatures were fantastic! Casting Adrien Brody as Salvatore Dali was mind blowing, along with the surreal discussion about a rhino. There was even a Josephine Baker character dancing away in a cafe that could absolutely make your heart ache, it was beautiful. The city (Paris) was photographed so beautifully, that I wanted to book a trip to Paris right away.
I think Owen Wilson is a great Woody Allen. He has a kind of naivete that seems to fit perfectly with who Woody seems to be and the combination of Owen’s good looks and using Woddy’s humor seems to work well. I liked it very much.
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