“Midnight In Paris” or “My long overdue Woody Allen-initiation”

Posted: February 1, 2013 in Reviews
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Director: Woody Allen

Actors: Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Michael Sheen, Carla Bruni, Adrien Brody, Kathy Bates

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It took me a very long time to take an interest in the work of Woody Allen. I’ve been into movies for as long as I can remember, but somehow, for some reason, I never picked up on him. I did see “Match Point” once, on television and merely by accident. I liked it, but I didn’t even know I was looking at a Woody Allen-movie at the time. All that changed recently, because of this movie: “Midnight In Paris”. What a refreshing surprise that movie is. As a complete Allen-rookie, I didn’t know what to expect. But still, it is funny,witty, slides into unexpected turns and most of all, its scenario is one of the up-most original.

Gil (Owen Wilson) is a successful screenwriter but is struggling to finish his first novel. When he joins his fiancée and her parents on a trip to Paris, the city re-sparks his desire to be a serious writer.  He idolizes the bohemian Paris of the 1920’s. And one evening, when strolling around the alleys of Paris by himself, the unimaginable happens…

No need to say that my curiosity for Allen’s other work was tickled after this. Soon after this film I watched ‘Vicky Cristina Barcelona” and just a few days ago I saw “To Rome With Love”. I loved them both. And although I still have tons of Woody Allen-homework to do, I do consider myself a fan now.

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