I can't help but stay tuned to Woody Allen's films despite many disappointments in the past and feeling a little over his love affair with NY.
I'm glad I stuck with him. I had so much light hearted fun with this, with all of the indulgence, the hideously comical characters (Inez and Paul), Owen Wilson being Owen Wilson, that ridiculously long intro, seeing beloved authors and artists played by actors like Kathy Bates and Adrien Brody. Allen just went for…
If you’ve been following the critical responses to Woody Allen’s films over the last ten years you will have noticed the ever present phrase, ’a return to form’. Every one of his films of the past decade, at some point, has been proclaimed as the director’s return to form yet this phrase is really a euphemism for, ‘well it’s not as bad as The Curse of the Jade Scorpion’. Because nothing Allen has created in the past ten years could…
It's 3.40 pm in Denmark right now. I wish it were midnight in Paris.
I’m moving to France next year with my partner, so though I don’t typically make space for Romantic Comedy’s in my cinema schedule, I thought I’d make an exception for a typical “foreign couple goes and discovers Paris.
Definitely got more than I bargained for. Because guess what:
It’s about Fu#king time Travel
That’s right, not only do I get points for taking the girlfriend to a movie about Paris. I get to see some time travel.
Ernst Hemingway will blow your mind with manliness.
Bravo!, Fantastic casting with a gorgeous story and terrific background music. Woody Allen creating an excellent film even in his later years of production, I never believed the simplicity of a man loving Paris would be such an enchanting film.
A movie about annoying uppity white people with a bit of time travel. Seriously though I apparently just don't like Woody Allen films because I've now seen 3 and disliked them all.
It's best to try not to read too much about this film before seeing it, and I would definitely nominate the trailer as one of 2011's best.
Owen Wilson is a great stand-in for an aging Woody Allen (who I'm sure years ago would have played this part himself). The film is as effective a love letter to the city of Paris as his earlier work was to New York.
Anyone with an appreciation for art history will also find a lot to love in this film.
Midnight in Paris manages, amazingly, to show the folly in the destructive and blinkered fetish of nostalgia without being cynical, without mocking or poisoning our rose-colored view of the past. It allows us to delight in the Lost Generation’s Left Bank, the can-can girls of the Moulin Rouge, the company of Toulouse-Latrec and Gaugin and Degas, in full knowledge that while we may have liked to visit, we wouldn’t really have wanted to have lived then.
Still, Gil’s romanticism, though…
So right now I'm having some trouble writing a short script (an imaginative romantic comedy), so I thought I'd go to my favorite imaginative romantic comedy for some inspiration.
I adore every second of this film without shame.
You know why?
It's a perfectly encapsulated, imaginative, delightful piece of escapism.
Every scene turns me into a giddy little child. Seeing the cast of historical characters…
Midnight in Paris, for me, was a film that was a lot of fun to watch and Woody Allen touches on a lot of things in my life that I tend to think about. The theme of nostalgia that is ever present in this film, is something that has plagued me my entire life, and I'm only 18.
Allen's clever script, pits an unconfident writer face-to-face with some of the most famous writers, artists, and poets of the early 20th…
A Woody Allen movie starring Owen Wilson? About time travel? Transport this back to the first half of the last decade and it would have been my ultimate perfect film.
After 2005 I think I wanted something more exciting, something with deeper feelings; I got a bit tired of Woody's repetitive neuroses and all those carping couples who try to run one another's lives... Ten minutes into Midnight in Paris, and perhaps five years since I last watched an Allen…
I love Paris, and this film made me very nostalgic for the city. A subtext of the story is that simply strolling around a lively city at night with no purpose will expose you to new and exciting experiences. I find that idea very compelling and romantic.
There is a strong fantasy element to the film, and even some low-key time-travelling (although it's not explored deeply enough to excite sci-fi fans), but the film is overall closer in pitch to…