Written May 17, 2011
Woody Allen is back. This is without a doubt his best comedic work in a good ten, fifteen years. Mind you, he did have that brief spell where he turned into a dramatic filmmaker but thankfully, with Paris, he has returned to his verbose, intellectual comedic roots. Paris is a great suburbia date movie, it dazzles from beginning to end and Owen Wilson handles the material so well. You can definitely see the difference in performance from Rachel McAdams with good material (i.e this movie, Mean Girls) versus average schlock like Morning Glory and The Family Stone. And the bit characters are a pure joy, from Michael Sheen to Tom Hiddleston to Marion Cotillard to Kathy Bates and Adrien Brody who STEALS the one scene he is in. Corey Stoll is a revelation as well. I didn't want this movie to end. I wanted more famous historic names to keep appearing. I've never actually gone and paid money to re-watched a movie following a screening, but I may very well make an exception with Paris.
Written June 03, 2011
Woody Allen is back! We smiled throughout the entire movie - love, love, loved it!
Written November 21, 2011
I liked the premise of the story and how wilson carried it through but was quite surprised by the other characters and their place in the story. regardless its a good watch!
Written February 15, 2012
I'm pretty sure 98% of the audience exclaims "Let's go to Paris!" after seeing this movie. I know I did. A charming story about idolizing the past, and learning to accept and enjoy your present. The saying is true, "The grass is always greener on the other side" and Allen's "Midnight in Paris" does a succinct and fun job of illustrating it to his audience. Warning though, the movie may make you want to punch Rachel McAdams in the face, and no one wants to feel like that!
Go and see it, specifically on a date night, you'll enjoy it.
Written January 31, 2012
I will not write a plot synopsis. I will state simply that this was a sweet tale of a middle-aged man who is a bit lost and finds inspiration in reliving the past with his literary and artistic heros. The characters were a little too stereotypical. While I have no idea how this got a best picture nomination, I did enjoy the film. Could easily wait to see it on Netfix.