MIDNIGHT IN PARIS (2011 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.2|5.0 Stars ììì

Midnight in Paris—examines the possibility of traveling through time via the unconventional method of being transported there in an automobile by actual persons living in that era. Owen Wilson turns into the perfect casting choice for this film. The script is well-written. Woody Allen captures the essence of the 'Roaring Twenties'. Be prepared for sexual innuendos. The conclusion of the film suggests a sequel; but, despite the apparent financial box office success of the film, no sequel is yet forthcoming.

Storyline

Gil (Owen Wilson) wants to write a novel to break free from Hollywood script writing. His fiancée, Inez (Rachel McAdams), just wants to live in California and enjoy the life style afforded by Gil’s profession. Gil is transported back in time to the era of Gertrude Stein (Kathy Bates) who graciously critiques his creative endeavor, provides appropriate criticism, and helps him to make vital changes in his lifestyle and choice of close friends.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Woody Allen for his directing efforts. Thank you to Executive and Co-executive  Producers Javier Méndez and Jack Rollins for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: John (Kurt Fuller), Helen (Mimi Kennedy), Paul (Michael Sheen), Carol (Nina Arianda), Museum Guide (Carla Bruni), Man at Wine Tasting (Maurice Sonnenberg), 1920’s Partygoer (Theirry Hancisse), 1920’s Partygoer (Guillaume Gouix), 1920’s Partygoer (Audrey Fleurot), 1920’s Partygoer (Marie-Sohna Condé), and Cole Porter (Yves Heck).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe. It’s a sophisticated romance about moving on.

Ben Meyers

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