Movie Review

Midnight in Paris (2011)

Since I heard about this movie early this year I have been wanting to see this “Midnight in Paris” directed by Woody Allen. Today I watched it on the flight to London.

The movie is about Gil (played by Owen Wilson), who is a successful Hollywood screenwriter and his fiancée, Inez (played by Rachel McAdams) who are visiting Paris. Gil is obsessed with Paris and finishing his first novel which is about what he thinks are the magical times in 1920 Paris. One of the night he is magically transported to 1920 era in Paris where he gets to meet and mix with all legendary writers of that time including Cole Porter, Josephine Baker, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway. 1920 Paris was a melting pot of many of the legendary American Artists and writers to come down (kind of a reverse travel from Americas to Europe). Gil is obsessed with that era and falls in love with a girl of that era but then returns to present, breaks with his fiancée and lives in Paris.

A nicely scripted and directed movie by Woody Allen. A must watch.

Midnight in Paris

Midnight in Paris