Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Midnight in Paris

Woody Allen has done it again.  He has made a movie, captive of all audiences, to be watched over and over.  Hopefully you remember some of Woody's classics, like Annie Hall and Manhattan, just to name a few. Whether you watched them when they first came out, or like me, years later when you were old enough to appreciate them, they are classic Woody.  Midnight in Paris falls right into that category.

If you have seen a Woody Allen before, you know exactly the kind of movie you are oddly in for, and if not, you should really consider giving one of his classics a try. Woody has this uniquely creative way to make a movie like no other writer and director.  They may not always come out initially as Hollywood blockbusters, but unlike those that hit it big at the box office, these movies stick around for days to come.

The plot line for Midnight in Paris follows an engaged couple that travels to Paris current day, yet somehow the fiancé, an aspiring writer, finds himself in a car that takes him back and forth between the 1920s, an era he idolizes with the authors he idolizes.  Unlike previous Woody Allen films where he not only writes the main character, but also acts in the portrayal himself, Woody Allen has stepped aside to let Owen Wilson play the part, and Owen Wilson, bravo!  I would never have thought that someone could come close to the individual talent that is Woody Allen when he takes the screen, but Owen, you sure did hit the nail on the head.