Starring: Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard, Kurt Fuller, Mimi Kennedy, Michael Sheen, Kathy Bates, Tom Hiddleston, Corey Stoll, Adrian Brody, Lea Seydoux, Carla Bruni
Directed by Woody Allen
Run Time: 94 min
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Release Date: May 20, 2011
My Score: 7 out of 10
Gil (Wilson) is on holidays with his fiancee Inez (McAdams) and her parents (Fuller and Kennedy) in Paris. Gil begins to wander around Paris at midnight and takes a ride in an old car that transports him back to Paris in the 1920s where he meets famous artists and writers such as F. Scott Fitzgerald (Hiddleston), Ernest Hemingway (Stoll) and Salvador Dali (Brody). He meets Adrianna (Cotillard) and begins falls in love with her, but Gil is turn between his world and the magical world of Paris after midnight and must choose what world he wants to live in.
This was a very cool movie, the whole Paris background and the historical figures in the film did wonders for the movie. Otherwise, it was a fairly basic movie. Owen Wilson gave a different performance, not his usual raunchy comedy role, and he did quite well. Did not like Rachel McAdams at all in this movie, but probably it was due to her character. The story was very interesting, but it didn’t really amount to a lot and parts of it were predictable. The comedy was good, but very separated by long narrative scenes and caused the movie to lose some of its momentum. But all in all, not a bad movie, definitely one of the better Oscar nominated movies for 2011. But I doubt it will win anything big as some of the other films are much better.
A movie that is very neat, mainly due to the setting and the historical figures in the film, that is an enjoyable watch for an evening in.