Midnight in Paris (Flack’s Review)

Posted on | January 8, 2012 | 4 Comments

4 Stars

 Midnight in Paris is set in 2010 and is about Gil Penders, a Hollywood screenwriter who longs to write a great novel.  When he travels to Paris with his girlfriend, Inez and is bored with all the parties and dancing, he decides to take a stroll.  The clock strikes midnight and Gil is escorted to Paris in the 1920’s  and there he meets F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, Pablo Picasso and more.  But as his writing career falters and he realizes he doesn’t have much in common with Inez, he wonders what will happen.

This is the first Woody Allen movie I have ever seen and it’s very entertaining.  Owen Wilson leads a great cast and the supporting actors are delightful.  Before  I saw this movie I read a New York Times article about the famous people Gil meets in the film, so I understood the movie better.  If you don’t know anything about Picasso or Fitzgerald you might be a bit bored… But if you do you’ll have a great time!  Charming and witty at the sometime, this is a great film.The story is fun and magical.  Woody Allen directs magnificently.  In some scenes you really feel like you are in the 1920’s with Gil in Paris.  The film has some nice twists and turns and the music is perfect. There is not much depth to the character and it would be interesting if the conversations between Gil and the other writers and artists, were longer but the movie is still a lot of fun.  Also it’s interesting to learn about all the famous people.

My favorite character is Gil because it’s interesting when he gets advice from writers.  Also Owen Wilson is great at switching from seriousness to silliness effortlessly.

My favorite scene is when Gil talks to Adriana (Marion Cottilard) and tells her the only thing he has in common with his girlfriend, Inez, is that they both like pita bread, and my other favorite is when Gil talks to Salvador Dali (Adrian Brody).  I love those scenes because they are both funny.

This movie is rated PG-13 for smoking, drinking, kissing and some romance.

Midnight in Paris is a wonderful movie.  Even though its not that complex, it still has a great cast, a marvelous story, excellent music, fun scenes, super direction, nice shots of Paris and hilarious moments.


4 Responses to “Midnight in Paris (Flack’s Review)”

  1. Joshua Relyea
    January 8th, 2012 @ 9:49 pm

    Hi guys! This is Josh! Great review! Keep up the good work!

  2. Abid
    January 11th, 2012 @ 8:40 pm

    It is the best of Woody Allen’s movies. I give it 4 1/2.

  3. Andrea Itkin
    January 12th, 2012 @ 7:25 am

    Flick and Flack: Your reviews are helping me select movies for my netflix queue. I’ve added The Help and Midnight in Paris. Thanks.

  4. Steve Itkin
    January 25th, 2012 @ 3:21 pm

    Great reviews…I gave this movie 5 stars myself, as did Laurie. We agree. I feel it was up there with all the best films of the year!

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