9 comments on “Midnight in Paris

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  2. I very much enjoyed Midnight In Paris, one of the best Woody Allen films I’ve seen in a while. It was good to see Allen utilising the talents of Owen Wilson and the director really captured the city with a wonderful eye for detail. I agree – highly recommended.

  3. MIDNIGHT IN PARIS–a great story, a fantastic script, and it was really nice to see Michael Sheen not playing Tony Blair. Art Direction nomination is well-deserved. But…and I wish I knew why: Owen Wilson just annoys the hell out of me, and has from the first time I’ve seen him. I guess it says alot for the film as a whole, that I liked it anyway…sorry, Owen fans!

    • You know Ken, I too find Owen Wilson a little annoying, but I can never pick out what it is about him. However, I didn’t care in this film either and even found him more likable here than in many of his other movies.

  4. I am so terribly fed up with Woody Allen… since he started financing his movies in Europe, his lack of inspiration is teamed with a very clumsy tourist book approach to his subject matters – and he seems to work his way through all the cheap clichés of Europe, Europeans, art, culture and what not… Owen Wilson is unbearable on top of it, and the appearance of all this Hollywood talent believing that it is still terribly cool to be in an Allen movie… more annoying than anything, did nobody read the script?! Not my favourite film of the year… 🙂
    http://thomas4cinema.wordpress.com/2011/12/28/midnight-in-paris-woody-allen-2011/

    • Thanks Thomas, I’ll admit that I have not seen many of Allen’s more recent films. But I will argue that if Allen was treating this film with a more tourist feel, it could have been a lot worse. There were no scenes near the Eiffel Tower, Louvre or the obvious front of Notre Dame.

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