Sunday, May 29, 2011

Midnight in Paris

Woody Allen's latest film involves a couple played by Owen Wilson and Rachel McAdams, who take a trip to France for family business. Allen addresses the idea of nostalgia as being perfectly normal despite "pseudo-intellectuals" in the film frowning upon the idea of wanting to be somewhere else in time. Owen Wilson was portrayed closest to what Allen's character would have been in the film. He yearns to live in 1920's France with writers of that time. His fiancĂ©e in the film couldn't disagree more with Wilson's late night strolls in Paris where he goes to a world unknown to anyone living in present day... except for one person. Marion Cotillard played brilliantly the role of a costume designer who lives in Wilson's nostalgic world. The movie was very funny with subtle humor that gets everyone laughing out loud. "Paris" is easily Allen's best film of the new millennium with its star-studded cast, charming story and simplistic take on life. 3 and a half out of 4 stars.

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