Movie Review: Midnight in Paris

Compared to the movies we see churned out each month, this quirky romantic comedy was a breath of fresh air. I have occasionally watched Woody Allen films, only to be overcome by his over the top humor, so I was a bit sceptical at first, but I have to say, this movie was really delightful. The story takes place in modern day Paris.  Gil Pender (Owen Wilson) is a Hollywood movie writer seeking to give up his life in California and move to France to focus on meaningful writing and to soak up the Parisian lifestyle (to Gil, Paris in the Roaring 20's was the ideal time to live), however, to his fiancée Inez (Rachel McAdams) this isn't an option. She prefers Hollywood to 'walking in the rain in Paris'. While they're in Paris making arrangements for their upcoming wedding, Gil begins to see the disconnect between him and Inez, which causes him to reevaluate who he is as a writer and whether the life he's living is true to who he really is deep down. This movie includes an all star cast: Adrian Brody, Marian Cotillard, Kathy Bates and Carla Bruni. I think everyone can enjoy this film, but I would suggest (as a hint) brushing up on your art history before hand.

Written by Tricia