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Midnight in Paris

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  • Posted October 24, 2011

    A Sheer Joy

    Anyone that likes to delve into the literary and artistic contributions of the 1920s, as seen through the eyes of expatriates that spent time in Paris, will love this film. It was a sheer joy to watch, and it was a pleasure to see some actors in a new light. This is fun to watch on so many levels, but to divulge the levels would be a spoiler. Own Wilson takes over the role of Woody Allen in this film about being nostalgic about the past. He stammers and equivocates as smoothly as Allen ever did, and does a great job in the process. In fact, this is one of the rare times I actually liked Owen Wilson. In my opinion, it is Allen's best film. You find yourself laughing with glee during many scenes, and if you are of a certain age, you "get" what they are talking about. I rarely see a film more than once at the theater, but this one was worth seeing several times, just to be a part of it on a large screen. It is imaginative, funny, poignant, and stings with truth born of wisdom from the passage of time. Loved it and cannot wait to get my own copy to enjoy!

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  • Posted March 1, 2013

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    Not a Woody Allen fan, but this was a fantstic movie that really

    Not a Woody Allen fan, but this was a fantstic movie that really recreates my favorite city: Paris. Wonderful story-line with great French actors. The movie has a terrific soundtrack as well. kathy Bates makes a wonderful Gertrude Stein too.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2013

    Brings charm back to the movies. Magical, whimsical, witty and

    Brings charm back to the movies. Magical, whimsical, witty and a true rarity in today's "in your face" age. Didn't care for the yellow hues of the blu ray, but I guess nothing is perfect.

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  • Posted February 18, 2012

    The charm of romance

    Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris” is a sweet and charming examination of romance—not only romance of the heart but also romance for the past. Owen Wilson plays Gil, a hack Hollywood screenwriter who longs to write serious literature. He and his fiancée, played by Rachel McAdams, are visiting Paris to spend some time with her parents before they get married. Gil obviously adores Paris—as does Allen, who shoots it as lovingly as he shoots his own beloved Manhattan—and wonders whether he and his fiancée should move there permanently. As he escapes his insufferable soon-to-be in-laws, Gil stumbles upon the Paris of the past he has romanticized so thoroughly and encounters F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, Picasso, and a host of other literary and artistic figures. He falls for the lovely Adriana, played by Marion Cotillard, and he is ultimately forced to reconcile his romances with his reality. Allen’s script is, as we have come to expect, witty and insightful and intelligent, and the film itself will win you over with its charm and its honesty.

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  • Posted January 22, 2012

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    One of Woody's Best!

    Great scenery of Paris, wonderful music, a fun trip back in time and Owen Wilson plays a very convincing version of Woody Allen. Splendid supporting cast..a winner!

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