Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Midnight in Paris

Originally Posted: 11 October 2011
IMDB: 8.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
Roger Ebert: 3.5/4
Directed & Written By: Woody Allen

Stars: Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Michael Sheen.
IMDB discribes it as: “A romantic comedy about a family traveling to the French capital for business. The party includes a young engaged couple forced to confront the illusion that a life different from their own is better.”


I heard a lot about this movie before I saw it, but I had no idea what it was about. This movie is without a doubt my favorite Owen Wilson movie I’ve ever seen. It starts off with this engaged couple travelling to Paris on vacation, then after walking around the city at Midnight, Gil(Wilson) is transported to the 1920’s in Paris where he spends his nights hanging out with Hemmingway, Picaso, and pretty much every other famous writer or artist from the 20’s. He slowly realizes that his fiancĂ©e Inez(McAdams) isn’t really the woman for him. She doesn’t understand his love for the city of Paris, or his love for rain. He meets a woman in the 20’s who’s gorgeous and charming, and he falls in love with her as well. When she discovers time travel herself, he realizes that he can’t live in the past and that everyone wishes they could’ve lived in a different time, but thats not really living.
I just loved this movie! I’ve gotta catch up on my Woody Allen movies. They’re always so complicated but romantic in a logical way. It was such a great concept and perfectly orchestrated. It was constantly interesting and imaginative, which is makes it stand out in a sea of mediocre films. The concept is completely true, I always wish I was born in the 70’s or 80’s, but you really have to just live in the moment.

Honestly, I don’t find Owen Wilson a very good actor, I surprisingly liked him in this movie. I pretty much wanted to punch Rachel McAdams in the face everytime she spoke. The rest of the cast was also very good, but the thing that really made the movie was the writing, and just the concept in general. This movie is a must see for sure. God damn, Woody Allen I love you. Off to find some more of his movies.

I’ll give this movie a 8.5/10. Soo good, seriously go see it!