12 February 2012

Film Review: Midnight in Paris (2010), by Woody Allen, ***


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.


A good moral comes from this movie: we all live in imperfect but good times. We can dream, or daydream, about the good old days, the golden ages of the past, but people in those times were probably also thinking of some better bygone time. I have read references of this kind as far back as the Roman empire.

The good time to live in is the time we live in. The acting is good and fun, the pace clips away fast, there are several surprise turns to the story and the finale, while slightly predictable, is heart warming!

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