Review: Midnight in Paris
Woody Allen returns to the big screen!...
13 October 2011Isobel, based at FACT on work experience from Bellerive FCJ Catholic College let us know what she thought about Midnight in Paris, the latest from from legendary director Woody Allen:
Owen Wilson plays the leading role of Gil, a successful Hollywood writer, struggling to write his first novel. Gil is deseperate for the glamorous life of Paris in the 1920s and wishes to move there after his wedding. However, Inez, (Rachel McAdams - Mean Girls) his fiancee does not share his romantic views. When Inez goes out dancing with some friends of hers after a wine tasting session, a slightly drunken Gil wanders off into the streets of Paris.
When the clock strikes midnight, a beautiful 1920s car turns around the corner and many drunken Parisians pour out exclaiming that Gil should come with them. The car takes Gil back to the 'golden age' of the 1920s, where during a party Gil meets many famous 20s writers, artists and musicians such as Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway (Tom Hiddleston, Alison Pil and Corey Stoll). Gil is transported into his dream world and can hardly believe it.
The film begins with stuning cinematography by Darius Kholdji, of Paris the 'most romantic city in the world'. It is portrayed beautifully throughout the film. The 1920s costumes and settings are so authentic, it makes it seem if you are really entering Paris' golden age which just has to be my favourite bit about the whole film. The ending leaves so much to your imagination.
Although Midnight in Paris is not totally a comedy, there's definitely bits throughout the film that make you laugh and is full of little twists. I would definitely recommend it to anyone as it will have wide appeal.
Isobel (Work Experience at FACT)
Midnight in Paris will continue to show at FACT this week. Book tickets online, in person, at the Box Office, or by calling 0871 902 5737.