Review: Midnight in Paris

Midnight in Paris
Release Date: June 10, 2011
Actors: Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams
Genre: Comedy  
Rating: PG-13
Current Location: DVD
4/5 Robots: Because it's more than just a pretty place!

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'm going to admit that when I watched the trailer to this film I knew nothing about it. Not even when I finished watching the trailer! It doesn't give you any hint to what the movie really is, nor did it make me want to see the movie. Then, luckily, a friend went to see it and told me the actual plot. So here it goes:

A writer goes to Paris and time travels to meet other writers in Paris from the 1920s. Yes, it's fantasy! I didn't even know, and when I found out I was hooked. I instantly went to get the movie and watch it. It's amazing! Owen Wilson meets the Fitzgerald's, Picasso, Hemingway, and many more. Woody Allen wrote the script, and it's an amazing one. It's no wonder he won the Golden Globe for best Original Screenplay.

My absolute favorite part of the movie has to be the Fitzgerald's and Hemingway. All of them bring such delight to these authors that you never knew (and will never know). My sister is an English major, so she was constantly telling me back history's about these people as the movie went on. It was great! And I can say they accurately portrayed the histories of the authors. Zelda Fitzgerald is kind of crazy, but Scott Fitzgerald is in love with her. Their relationship is funny and interesting. I almost wished the movie was just about them. Oh well, I have to wait for a Fitzgerald biopic to be made now. And then there was Hemingway. Every time he spoke it was like you could see the words flowing from his lips and onto paper.

The acting was phenomenal, the location was beautiful, what else could you ask for in a movie?

Academy Award Nominations: Best Picture, Best Director (Woody Allen), Best Original Screenplay, Art Direction (4 total)

1 comment:

  1. i watched the trailer of this movie and there is something mystical about it. from the trailer i assume it is a fantacy movie and who dont like fantacy movies? and besides it will be worth trying not watching this movie.