Friday, January 13, 2012

Midnight in Paris (2011)


DIRECTOR: Woody Allen; CAST: Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Kathy Bates, Adrien Brody…

SUMMARY (from IMDB): A romantic comedy about a family travelling 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.

MY OPINION:

The first things that strike the viewer of Midnight in Paris is beautiful scenery and heart-warming music. However, this film is about much more than a trip to Paris.

The film deals with existential issues: the acceptance of the present situation and making the best of it. Another important focus of the film is writing, or perhaps art and creativity in general.

The cast is amazing, the film is full of famous names who give a great performance. Those who especially stood out to me were Kathy Bathes as Gertrude Stein and Adrian Brody as Salvador Dali.

Midnight in Paris is a film filled with nostalgia and famous artists. It is delightful to watch, comic and serious, also giving the viewer some food for thought. 

RECOMMENDATION: Midnight in Paris is film full of beauty, with a great cast and a wonderful and instructive story.


6 comments:

  1. So many people have mentioned this movie of late, and I haven't heard a negative thing yet. I really have to check this one out! :)

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  2. I loved this movie! Mainly because of the Paris sights, but I enjoyed Owen Wilson's character (and Hemingway, too!). Good review!

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    1. Yes, I loved Hemingway, too, and Andrea - well everybody was just great.

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  3. Thanks for the review. I am excited to see this one.

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  4. I really want to see this one!

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