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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Makes you yearn for Woody's own golden eraBy Oldbloke (349 reviews) from Sidmouth , 17 Feb 2012Successful Hollywood screenwriter Gil is holidaying in Paris with his fiancee Inez. Seeking inspiration for his troublesome first novel, he goes out walking late at night and stumbles back to the 1920's meeting the Fitzgeralds, Hemingway, Picasso, Gertrude Stein and many others. During the day he has to endure tourist outings with an insufferable academic know-it-all who Inez obviously admires. All he can think about is returning to his fantasy and the lovely Adriana. Reviews and nominations for this film have been a little generous I feel, Yes it is charming and amusing but you can't help but feel we have been here many times before and Owen Wilson is predictably lightweight in the lead. Manhattan it ain't.
Love in ParisBy a customer , 16 Feb 2012This film is one of the best Woody Allen films I have seen for years. It was a nice but believable film with a lovely attention to the detail of 1920s Paris.
charming filmBy DaveGriffiths7 (13 reviews) from Wombwell , 14 Feb 2012An utterly charming, inventive Rom com. Not usually a fan of this genre, but this is definitely an exception. Didn't think Wilson had this in him. I would have loved to see Sheen get punched though. Pity I had to use Blockbuster to watch this on DVD.
easy to watch....By a customer , 12 Feb 2012ah beautiful gay paris....found the lead actor owen wilson strange, he never seems as if he fits the film and his fiancée was so irritating, gee who would put up with a women like that in the first place. owen wilson was good but was a bit like a fish out of water. film was cute, funny enjoyable easy watch. i liked it.
Makes me want to walk the midnight streets.By Platospupil (206 reviews) , 10 Feb 2012Charming. Never need to worry about where the time/space boundary takes shape, this is not a sci-fi movie. This is all about people moving towards each other in space .. the time thang is just the background. But it is charming. There is a light touch to this. Sure the ostentatious and boring Americans annoy but they are supposed to. Allen provides us with a contemporary who does the job he used to do and then some. The film has all the neurotic angst of his work but there is a sure hand here .. the bits come together well and in the end we all feel satisfied that the crazy world has allowed order and peace to return - if only for a moment.