30 November, 2011

Midnight in Paris


The quickest review of Midnight in Paris would be that it's a magical and charming time travel whimsical American tale set amidst the beauty that is Paris, France with classic (Woddy) Allen-esq neurotic characters. It's also a film that proves to be every art majors wet dream come true.

In fact i'm going to take the easy way out and won't go into detail anymore, except that the cast is spectacular (notably Kathy Bates, Michael Sheen, Marion Cotillard, and Adrien Brody) and Owen Wilson captures the neurosis of Allen perfectly, making this one of the best romantic fantasy comedies of the year.

The magic of Midnight in Paris is going to watch it without knowing much about it, as I did. It catches your attention when you least expect it and takes you on a journey, along with its cast, that is simply enchanting and colorful.

If you like good cinema that excites the brain, then make sure you watch this wonderful adventurous story that raises the question of whether "the good ol' days" really are what we make of them?

Rating 4.5/5

4 comments:

  1. I am totally made up that you also enjoyed this as I did!! I have a friend that walked out after ten minutes.... I feel really bad as I made him watch it, because I loved it so!

    Nice one Raghav

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  2. Midnight in Paris is charming and clever, at times wickedly astute and hopeful. Good review Raghav.

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  3. Loved this movie. Woody Allen proves that he still has talent and a knack for making great and unique movies. Love all the classic culture references, such as the appearances of Salvador Dali and Luis Buñuel.

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  4. Scott - I can't imagine someone walking out of this movie. I mean if nothing else it gets full points for quirkiness. Thanks

    Dan - I know, it's a beauty. Love the ending with the private detective.

    Tyler - Dali steals the show I think. I have to say, after the somewhat "okay" movies from Allen over the last few years this one is a beauty. Haven' seen Vickey Christina Barcelona yet though.

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