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A spur of the moment decision to go out on a movie date night lead to a wonderful evening.

We were glancing through the movie listings on Flixster ,which uses the usually reliable Rotten Tomatoes index (always go by the movie goers ratings and not the critics) and we were both interested in Midnight in Paris.

We like the star of the film, Owen Wilson, and the premise sounded interesting but then we kept getting stuck on the fact that it was written and directed by Woody Allen.

I realize there are many of you that may love Allen but more often than not I just find myself sitting there at the end of a Woody Allen movie asking my wife one question- What the heck was that all about?

We took the plunge, mostly because we did not feel like watching a bunch of Transformers blow things up, and ventured off to visit Paris with Owen Wilson and his quirky cast of literary friends.

Here is how the movie’s website describes the film:

This is a romantic comedy set in Paris about a family that goes there because of business, and two young people who are engaged to be married in the fall have experiences there that change their lives. It’s about a young man’s great love for a city, Paris, and the illusion people have that a life different from theirs would be much better. It stars Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard, Kathy Bates, Carla Bruni, among others.

Simply put it was a 10 out 10. Woody, (I now feel I can call him Woody)  films the city of Paris beautifully and if you had an unlimited budget this is how you should visit the City of Lights. The acting is superb and the movie even has a point to make about embracing the past but living in the present.

A great date movie but to my guy friends a warning- nothing gets blown up and there are many references to the art world of the 1920’s in Paris. It would be helpful to read this article in Wikipedia about a memoir that Ernest Hemingway wrote called A Moveable Feast on which the film is at least partly based.

Here is the trailer:

2 Responses to “Midnight in Paris- 10 out 10”

  1. Rann says:

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