Midnight in Paris

Gil and Inez travel to Paris as a tag-along vacation on her parents’ business trip. Gil is a successful Hollywood writer but is struggling on his first novel. He falls in love with the city and thinks they should move there after they get married, but Inez does not share his romantic notions of the city or the idea that the 1920s was the golden age. When Inez goes off dancing with her friends, Gil takes a walk at midnight and discovers what could be the ultimate source of inspiration for writing. Gil’s daily walks at midnight in Paris could take him closer to the heart of the city but further from the woman he’s about to marry.  Read on for my two-cents.

What the summary won’t tell you that Owen Wilson spends most of the movie time traveling/sleep walking.  After a movie like “Tree of Life” this was a welcome pallet cleanser.

Owen Wilson really embodies a Woody Allen character. Unassuming, loveable, tragic fault, with a dash of snark.  Rachel McAdam finally for the first time in her adult career played someone mean that wasn’t a teenager.  I loved them both in their own way.  Not Oscar worthy preformances but definetly a memorable ensemble.

Seeing a handful of some of Hollywood’s under used actors playing literature, music and arts world most famous characters was interesting because we got to see the actors interpretation of their mannerism and inflection. It ends on a very “eh” note but it does leave room for you to infer your own path.

The movie is a shining star in a world full of spoon-fed gross out comedies that speak to the lowest common denominator.  This intellectually funny comedy won’t strike everyones fancy, but I enjoyed it and have recommended it to a few folks already.

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