Saturday, June 25, 2011

Midnight in Paris Est Magnifique!

      Woody Allen scores again in his latest film, Midnight In Paris. An amazing, feel-good, romantic comedy from start to finish will make audiences want to take the first flight available straight to France.

     Owen Wilson stars as Gil, a struggling writer who takes a vacation to Paris with his fiance (Inez, portrayed by Rachel McAdams) and family.  Hoping to be influenced by such an enchanting city as Paris, Gil looks to fall in love with the atmosphere, while Inez feels the opposite.  While in the City of Lights, Gil and Inez go sight-seeing, and after a wine tasting party, Gil experiences something unbelievable when the clock strikes midnight. A car from the nineteen-twenties transports him back in time, to the golden age of Paris.  Filled with swanky jazz music, women dancing the Charleston and major figures of the Roaring Twenties, Gil finds himself falling in love with Paris.  The closer he gets to figures such as Picasso (Marcial di Fonzo), Fitzgerald (Tom Hiddleston), Stein (Kathy Bates) and Hemingway (Corey Stoll), the more he finds himself drifting from the woman he's supposed to marry. 

        Influenced by the atmosphere and people of the nineteen-twenties makes Gil realise that maybe a life separate from Inez would be better for the both of them.

       Allen's Midnight in Paris is sure to enchant anyone, from the hard-core history buffs to those who haven't given the nineteen twenties a thought since learning about it in school.  Owen Wilson gives a wonderful performance as Gil, who goes decades back to find out who he really is today, and with McAdams at his side, audiences can empathize with what he is going through.  Very historically accurate and sure to charm all, Midnight in Paris is the perfect romantic comedy to see this summer. 

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