'Midnight in Paris' Review By MutantFairy

It is just a cute movie that entertains on many levels with countless references to art & literature from the 1920s.
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This is a fantasy romantic comedy. It's fantasy because there is time travel that is never explained; but it doesn't need to be explained as the movie is not really about that. It's about Gil & his love life, his life in general, actually. It's a very light movie with nothing terribly obvious or forced.

Having read a number of books by Fitzgerald & Hemingway, I always forget that they actually knew each other & so did the other artists in the movie. It's a fun movie where you get to watch what those artists may have been like with each other as a modern day writer, Gil, befriends them. Of course it's a movie, not a doc*mentary so they obviously may not have behaved that way but it still made me want to read more of their books & watch "The Exterminating Angel." I was never in love with Paris & even after watching the movie it's still just another city to me. But this movie I liked a lot. It isn't clear why Owen Wilson is engaged to Rachel McAdams, I'm guessing because he is successful enough as a screenwriter to get an attractive blonde who only cares about money. I never noticed how perfect Owen Wilson is for playing the Woody Allen role.

You will enjoy it a lot more if you've read their books & are familiar with their art.

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  1. thedude-abides

    Nice one, man.

    3 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag