I finally had the opportunity to see Woody Allen’s latest movie, Midnight In Paris. The movie stars Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, and Marion Cotillard. Wilson plays a disenchanted Hollywood writer, engaged to McAdam’s character, hoping to find a creative spark for his novel while vacationing in Paris. Along the way Wilson encounters many of his literary heroes and gains a new perspective on life. Owen Wilson does an outstanding job of acting “natural” and helps the viewer suspend disbelief as he travels back to the 1920’s.
In the same way that Allen showcased the beauty of Barcelona in Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Paris is very much a featured player in the movie. After watching the movie one wants to visit Paris. One can only hope upon such an excursion that Marion Cotillard is available as an private guide to the city. Michael Sheen is excellent in a supporting role as the smarmy villain. Overall, I really enjoyed Midnight In Paris and highly recommend you watch.
4/5 Midnight In Paris will be released on Blu-ray/DVD December 20, 2011.
Current listening: Elvis Costello – “Alison” “Good Year for the Roses” “Sulphur to Sugarcane”; Faces – “Stay With Me” love Ronnie Woods’ guitar on this song