Posted by: Author | June 26, 2011

Midnight in Paris- A Movie Review

I went to see Midnight in Paris at the theatre this weekend. It’s a Woody Allen film starring Owen Wilson. I quite enjoyed it. The scenery in the opening sequence is breathtaking and we get taken on a tour around the city of Paris through the eyes of the camera. I actually think I saw the director playing petenque in that sequence.   The film is quite beautiful throughout in the indoor as well as outdoor shots. The costumes and the settings are exquisitely done.

I’ve seen a  lot of Woody Allen films over the years and this one is one of the best. I loved all the characters that Owen Wilson’s Gil ran into throughout the story. Owen plays a writer in Paris with his fiance. At the stroke of midnight, he’s transported to 1920s Paris and he meets Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein as well as Salvador Dali. Adrien Brody plays Dali and  he steals, steals, steals his scene. So over the top, so what you’d think Dali was like.  The entire movie is peppered with great artists and writers that Gil runs into. It’s great fun.  And oh, yeah, the president of France’s wife, Carla Bruni, has a role as it in a tour guide.

Owen Wilson did an excellent job playing the every-man that Woody Allen usually plays in his films. Sometimes, I could imagine Woody was playing the role such was the channeling of the director that was going on.  I loved this film. It made my soul sing and I hope you’ll go see it. It was a nice, serene movie and had a wonderful message in it.


  1. I love that picture. I’ll have to put this movie on my “to be watched” list. Thanks for the suggestion.

    • The poster is so cool. And it really evokes the mood of the movie.

  2. I like movies that make you feel good, somehow lighter than when you went in.

    • This was one of those for sure, Lavada. Just a great little story and the cinematography was amazing. A beautiful film.

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