Midnight in Paris Movie Review

Midnight in Paris is the new romantic comedy written and directed by Woody Allen. It stars Owen Wilson and Rachel McAdams.

Wilson plays Gil a successful Hollywood screenwriter who is on vacation in Paris with his fiancée Inez (McAdams). Gil is currently going through many struggles in his life. He considers himself to be a hack screenwriter who just panders to what the studios want. And his fiancée spends all of her time putting him down.

Gil has a dream of living in Paris during the 1920s. He would love to move there now but Inez refuses to listen. But he gets to live his dream when one night he is magically transported back in time to the ‘20s.

I’d say that Midnight in Paris is a really strong film. Like I mentioned we have the performance of Owen Wilson, who here plays the Woody Allen character and he just nails it. But not only is his acting good, but the character of Gil is just so fascinating. Gil is a very intelligent man but unfortunately is surrounded by people who always look down on him.

Rachel McAdams is quite good in her role too. I really believed that she was this character. Marion Cotillard (Inception) also shows up and she too does a fine job. There is also a hilarious bit role by Adrien Brody.

The script is very well-written. Along with the solid story and good character development, Woody Allen places in a lot of clever, witty, and very funny dialogue.

And I think I also have to mention the beautiful cinematography by Darius Khondji. He captures so many beautiful shots of Paris. It really made me want to go there.

I think this is a movie that everyone needs to see. I think that most people will be able to find something to appreciate here. I sure know I did anyway

I give this movie an 8/10.

By: John D’Amico

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One Comment on “Midnight in Paris Movie Review”

  1. wordschat Says:

    In my short review which you “Liked” (thank-you) I was just so caught up in the afterglow of seeing the movie that I didn’t mention the cinematography directly as you did. The love affair with Paris was both in Woody Allen’s script and that of his cinematographer. One enhanced the other. A truley charming movie.

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