Midnight in Paris details
|Starring:||Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard, Michael Sheen, Michael Sheen, Owen Wilson, Kathy Bates, Alison Pill, Adrien Brody|
|Genres:||Comedy, Drama, Romance|
|Studio:||WARNER BROS. PICTURES|
|Collections:||Chick Flicks, March - Action/Comedy, Our Favourites, Pay-per-view, Romance Films, The Best of Marion Cotillard|
Midnight in Paris
|Run time:||1 hour 34 minutes|
|Rental release:||06 Mar 2012|
|Main languages:||English, English Audio Description|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
Woody Allen's latest is a return to form, with a stellar cast included.
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The Paris of your dreamsBy Zamy (552 reviews) from London , 20 Oct 2011
[Highly rated reviewer]With the opening shots of a touristy Paris I groaned inwardly at the prospect of Woody in travelogue mode. I soon realised that this was a little Woody joke at our expense. He has recently given us London (Match Point) and Barcelona (Vicky, Christina, Barcelona) so why not use Paris? The subsequent 90 minutes were a delight of time travel back to the Paris of the 1920s to meet such luminaries as Hemingway, Picasso, Bunuel and Dali. Not all these cameos work equally well. Never mind, the whole project is so imbued with delightful humour that we dont mind the odd creaky characterisation. Our esteemed director brings a classy intelligence to this tale and we get a suitably critical view of the behaviours of rich, right-wing Americans using Paris as a playground. No wonder Woody has actors queuing up to appear in his little fables; he gives them such great lines. Highly recommended.
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A waste of an eveningBy a customer , 19 Nov 2013Pretentious, pseudo-intellectual rubbish. My wife was so bored she gave up half way. Nice pictures of Paris did not compensate for the feeble story line.
My magical introduction to Woody AllenBy Renza (18 reviews) , 12 Nov 2013
[Highly rated reviewer]I'd never watched a Woody Allen film and didn't expect much from this film although I was keen to give it a go after finding out about the time travel aspect in the trailer. The film is light and frothy which is refreshing if you are not in the mood for a film that is too heavy and serious. This film is an imaginative flight of fantasy that allows you to travel back to a Paris of a bygone era whilst also reminding you that there is no better time than the present.
Intelligent filmBy a customer , 03 Nov 2013An intelligent film from Woody and will go down as one of his best. Captured the true spirit of Paris in the early 20s. Great fun to spot cameo appearances of all the famous artistic personalities from that era. Did I see Edith Piaf too? Owen Wilson surprisingly good in a departure from his usual lightweight roles.
Typically American!By Mytrme (41 reviews) , 29 Sep 2013So what was this? As an American's Guide to Americans in 20's Paris, it was almost on a par with 'the laughter track'! From the over-long introductory roll thro the streets to establish where we were, thro two-dimensional caricatures of cultural icons to the almost neon-emblazoned indications as to where the tale was going, this was a tediously simple homily from 'good-ole-US of A' where the only thing missing near the end was the main character tapping a pair of red shoes together and saying 'There's no place like home .....there's no place like home...' Extreme and very self indulgent Allen!
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What an absolute joy!By Mokky (21 reviews) , 18 Sep 2013Brilliant, Woody Allen at his best. Just go with the flow, accept the late night Parisien time travel, and spot all those hysterical historic characters from Scott Fitzgerald to Ernest Hemingway to Toulouse Lautrec, Degas, Monet, Gauguin... well, I think they were all featured, there were so many it was head-spinning. And Owen wilson seemed like a young Woody Allen reincarnated.