Everyone waits with bated breath for the newest Woody Allen releases to come out — no matter how quirky the plot. “Midnight in Paris” is the much-anticipated 46th title from Allen, and it sticks to his style perfectly.
“Midnight in Paris” follows Gil (Owen Wilson) and Inez (Rachel McAdams) as they tag along on a business trip with Inez’s parents. Ever the romantic, Gil, who is a writer, falls in love with the city and hopes to convince Inez to move there after they wed. Gil begins taking nightly walks of the city, which give him a never-ending supply of creativity and ideas to write about. He falls more in love with the city, while Inez still believes it’s just a good place for a vacation visit.
Wilson and McAdams have definite chemistry, but it is also interesting to see McAdams work with her real-life beau Michael Sheen, who also shares chemistry with the star. The movie is light-hearted, but takes a deeper look at the connection needed between two people to make a marriage and relationship work.
Allen’s movies are eclectic to say the least, but “Midnight in Paris” is the perfect blend of light comedy, romantic ideals, and mystery. It’s also great for those non-Allen aficionados who are just looking for the perfect date movie.
— Corianne Egan