The quickest review of Midnight in Paris would be that it’s a magical and charming time traveling whimsical American tale set amidst the beauty that is Paris, France with classic (Woody) Allen-esq neurotic characters. It’s also a film that proves to be every art majors wet dream come true.
In fact i’m going to take the easy way out and won’t go into details anymore, except that the cast is spectacular (notably Kathy Bates, Michael Sheen, Marion Cotillard, and Adrien Broody) and Owen Wilson captures the neurosis of Allen perfectly, making this one of the best romantic fantasy comedies of the year.
As is the case with most Woody Allen films, the city of Paris takes on its own character and whether it is the streets or the cafes, the beauty and glamour of the city is amplified in a fantasy setting.
If you want to witness the true magic of Midnight in Paris, then go watch it without reading much about it – I know a little too late considering you’re reading this. It catches your attention when you least expect it and takes you on a journey, along with its cast, that is simply enchanting and colorful.
If you like good cinema that excites the brain, then make sure you watch this wonderful adventurous story that raises the question of whether “the good ol’ days” really are what we make of them?