I've been wanting to watch Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris for quite an extensive period of time, and on Sunday evening I finally got around to it. It was worth the wait though, I loved it. Quirky, clever, and funny, it was the perfect antidote to a seemingly endless day of study.
Without giving too much away, the story centres around Gil (Owen Wilson), a Hollywood screenwriter, who is on holiday in Paris, with his fiancée Inez (Rachel McAdams). One night, after a little too much to drink, Gil finds himself wandering the streets of Paris, and at the stroke of midnight, finds himself being transported back to the 1920s.
Alison Pill and Tom Hiddleston were the Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald of my dreams, Corey Stoll's Ernest Hemingway was simply perfect, and Adrien Brody's cameo as Salvadore Dalí was hilarious.
Marion Cotillard's gorgeous 1920s clothing was another highlight, not to mention that inimitable French style. It's unfair that Carla Bruni and Léa Seydoux should be able to make jeans and a simple shirt look so good!
This movie definitely gets a thumbs up from me!