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 real treatBy The KnightWatcher (629 reviews) from Gloucestershire , 05 Apr 2013Woody allen lets his imagination run riot and indulges his fantasies in this brilliant romantic odyssey. Owen Wilson as an aspiring novelist travels back in time in Paris to his beloved 1920s and meets in person the great writers and artists of the era. Woody Allens traditional tongue in cheek superb observation of the detail and subtlety of human relationships. A real treat. I loved it.
Look for quality, not quantityBy Trickpony (57 reviews) from Edinburgh , 26 Mar 2013I was looking forward to this film as it was hyped as Woody's best film (I think in the documentary about him ..?) but it falls way short of that. Typical in feel and attitude to his usual light, character-driven, insightful comedies, but this one seemed to lack something - quite a lot actually. The cast, which all of his films are built around, and normally are a delight to watch, just didn't gel. It was as if they'd learned all their lines alone, met 5 minutes before shooting and left afterwards without as much as a how-do-you-do. Even with that disappointment, the story/plot, which had so much potential, didn't hold up the poor character element. I am a huge Woody Allen fan and this is the first time one of his films left me thinking that maybe he should look for quality now, not quantity.
The dream we wished we hadBy viewfinder (4 reviews) , 22 Mar 2013Owen Wilson..a character with very one sided acting abilities, always portraying the goof ball in any opportunity he is given. But today...this boy has become a man! After finding out about this movie from a friend, i became fascinated by the story line from the very perverted woody Allen himself ( sorry woody). This is the first of his film's i have seen, and boy was i not disappointed. From city squalor of America to the gorgeous settings of Paris, i became connected to his bossed around character from the very talented and lovely Rachel McAdam who is very spoilt in this modern Rom-com. As sayings go ' Don't judge a book by it's cover'( mind the pun) and boy did i not. Characters from the 18/1900s who changed the art scene run wild in this vibrant and beautiful movie, where escapism is the theme of success and discovering ones character can sometimes be answered from the past, not just the present.
Easy viewingBy a customer , 19 Mar 2013This was a light hearted movie - great for wet Sunday afternoons! The story line was quite amusing but the best thing about it was the setting.
Avoid and spend your time doing ANYTHING elseBy a customer , 18 Mar 2013Well acted but story was so boring, we found this film to be so awful and only watched till the end because we couldn't believe it wasn't going to get better. Both agreed its the worst film we have ever seen.