Midnight in Paris

Director/Writer: Woody Allen
Casts: Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard, Adrien Brody

I love almost all of Woody Allen's works. He almost always fascinates me with his fantastic movies. Midnight in Paris is definitely one of them.

The movie is opened with a view of peaceful Paris in 1920s. The cafes, the streets, the people, the rain, all beautiful spots. Then let's meet the protagonist here, Gil Pender (Owen Wilson), a Hollywood screenwriter and his fiancee, Inez (Rachel McAdams). Gil is struggling to finish his first novel. He actually dreams to quit writing the movie screen, move to Paris and finish his novel there. While his fiancee, Inez, considers his plan as a daydreaming since she wants to live in Malibu after they get married.

Gil falls in love with Paris and the 'Golden Age', the 1920s. One night Gil gets drunks and wanders along the streets of Paris. At midnight an antique car pulls up and the passengers --dressed in 1920s clothing-- urge Gil to join them. They go to a bar, where Gil comes to realize that he's been transported to the 1920s, an era he mesmerizes. He then encounters Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, Picasso, Dali and Ernest Hemingway. All his favorite writers and artists. These moments have something that eventually leads Gil to a breakthrough not only in his work but also in his relationship.

I have just finished the book Fatima's Good Fortune and now this movie, both of them are set in Paris. No wonder Paris is called the City of Lights. I guess it's just a perfect place to daydreaming, to walking the streets and imagining all sorts of magic.

Midnight in Paris is a movie with witty and sophisticated dialogue about art, culture and literature. This light romantic comedy is truly entertaining.

2 comments:

ferina January 27, 2012 at 10:56 AM  

poster film-nya keren...

riana January 29, 2012 at 8:27 AM  

@ferina: ga cuma posternya, filmnya pun ga kalah keren lho...:)