Thursday, 5 April 2012

Midnight in Paris (2011)

YES. A Woody Allen film made just for him like his good ones were, but without him, and with a charasmatic and handsome leading man, but still playing the Woody Allen part and it working.
Brillianly nerdy and indulgent and intellectual but at the same time not really, and above all affectionate, romantic and beautiful but not sexy and never trying to be. Just lovely.
What I loved most about Midnight in Paris was that the present day bits could have been any time really in the past forty years. There was nothing topically specific, rich republicans have always been like that and always will be. It wasn't ever about a time really, just a place. Predictable ending, but what a nice film. And the opening sequence of just views of Paris was great too.

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