12/17/2011

Movie Review: Midnight in Paris (2011)


Woody Allen writes and directs Midnight in Paris, a story that blends surrealism and charm in the City of Lights.

The film stars Owen Wilson as a reluctant American writer that finds inspiration in a different city and a different era. When Gil Pender (Wilson) is mysteriously transported to the 1920's Paris, he meets his heroes and idols. The inexplicable experience boosts his confidence in writing and brings him to Adriana (Marion Cotillard). Was Gil delusional about his time warp experiences or was it real?

The movie itself was pretty uneventful by Woody Allen standards, but its the main point the move is trying to make that struck me: Our boring era now, could be the Golden Era for the next generation. Ultimately, this fascination with bygone eras wrap the story up in a nice fashion.

Midnight in Paris makes use of the Paris' charm to bewitching results. Non-Woody Allen fans will find it very accessible and sweet.


Rating: 4/5


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