Midnight in Paris


Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Marion Cottilard, Michael Sheen, Tom Hiddleston
Directed by Woody Allen
Rating: A-

Gil (Wilson) just wants to enjoy Paris without having his soon-to-be-wife Inez (McAdams) flirting with her old professor, Paul (Sheen), the whole time. While Inez spends her days and evenings with Paul and his girlfriend, Carol, Gil takes to roaming the Parisian streets at midnight. Little did he realize it would take him back to the time he wished he could have been a part of -the 20s- where he meets F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemmingway, and a young French woman whom he falls for.

“Midnight In Paris” is an enchanting movie that captures Paris in a beautiful way. Watching this movie, you can’t help but fall in love with the city as Gil does. Woody Allen did an amazing job with this film. Gil is a character most people can relate to, or at least those that wish they had lived in a different time period. When Gil discovers he can go back to the French 1920s at midnight, at first you question whether he’s just dreaming or maybe it won’t happen one night. Each night he is transported into the time where he meets up with F. Scott Fitzgerald and Adriana, who tends to date the artists like Picasso and Hemmingway.

I was really pleased with how “Midnight In Paris” turned out. While it had its slow moments, it’s definitely a movie I’d like to buy someday. This movie may not fit everyone’s tastes but I would definitely recommend it if you are in love with life other than your own culture and exploring the past. If you’re looking for a fast-paced action movie, this is not the movie for you. If you’re looking for romance, wonder, and losing yourself in the moment of the film, this is the movie for you.


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