Monday, May 30, 2011

Midnight In Paris on Memorial Day

Wow.  This is my 2nd favorite romantic movie, right after Maurice.  Owen Wilson plays a weary Hollywood scriptwriter by the name of Gil who is visiting Paris, France with his gorgeous yet unimaginative fiancee Inez, played by Rachel McAdams.  After dinner one night, he takes leave of Inez and her friends to stroll the streets of Paris when, at the strike of midnight, he gets picked up by a carful (an antique carful) of strangers.  From there, he is mysteriously transported to 1920's Paris, where writers and artists flocked and flourished in each others creativity.  He ends up meeting Scott Fitzgerald and his wife Zelda, Ernest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, Pablo Picasso, and Salvador Dali, among others.

At the end of the film, I left the theater feeling all warm and fuzzy-like inside.  Owen Wilson is bumbling and adorably awkward and endearing as Gil, and Marion Cotillard is lovely as Adriana (her wardrobe is beeeutiful!), the woman Gil falls for in 1920s.  Definitely a film I'd want when it comes out on DVD.

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