Midnight in Paris - This movie is a total love letter to Paris. Everything about it just makes you want to go there asap. If more people actually saw this movie I could totally see a tourism boom. It just makes it look so vibrant, romantic, and ethereal. The city itself truly is the star of this movie.
The actual story here is kind of pointless, and the weak point of the movie. I was wondering right from the beginning why Gil and Inez ever got together in the first place, let alone engaged. They are total opposites, and the movie hammers this home rather obnoxiously.
Owen Wilson plays his usual style character, but it fits here. Especially during the nostalgia(flashback? dream?) scenes. He gets to look amazed and have fun. It really is kinda fun to see all these famous people pop up on screen. Picasso! Hemingway! And others, but I won't spoil them all.
The movie never explains exactly what happens at midnight in Paris. Obviously, it was very real for Gil, but as the viewer we are left wondering. The message is crystal clear , though. Live for the now, not for a bygone era that was supposedly better.
Overall, I liked this movie, but I wouldn't recommend it to everyone. It's simply about a man finding himself in the backdrop of an amazing city.