Honestly, there is not much to say about this movie. And I dont mean that in a bad way, its just that it is very simple. It tells it's story, teaches its lesson, and delivers some good scenes and strong acting along the way. I guess you could call it quaint or delightful?
|"I saw you in Inception. What level are we in now?"|
The cast is perfectly picked for starters. Owen Wilson is charming and simple in his role, Rachel McAdams actually makes me kind of hate her, something I didnt think was possible, but that is how we are supposed to feel toward her character anyway. Kathy Bates makes a frequent cameo being her usual "Molly Brown" self and Adrian Brody makes probably the funniest cameo of the movie. I was most surprised however by Marion Cotillard. Haven't heard of her? You're probably right, but I guarantee you have seen her (unless you live under a rock). She was Leo's wife in Inception. You know...the crazy one. Anyways, she is very cute in this movie, and makes herself come across as far more attractive than she ever did in Inception. She has a charm that seems to match Owen Wilson's and I liked their scenes together the most out of all of them.
|The guy with the beard is a tool. I wanted to punch him in the teeth.|
|They kinda look alike now that I look at this picture|
Basically wait to rent this one for a good date night movie that will put you in a good mood. Sit down, have a glass or two of Le Vieux Moulin 2006 (twas a good year), place a vinyl of Cole Porter on, begin discussing about which cheeses sooth your palette the most, and pop in Midnight in Paris. Oh God, there I go again being all snot-nosed and arrogant again. Did you get the joke? No? Exactly my point.
- Solid acting all around captures the essence of all the characters, specifically Owen Wilson and Marion Cotillard
- A charming movie if I ever did see one
- Funny at times. Sweet at times. Intriguing always
- Great views of the city of Paris
- Good lesson to be learned that nostalgia can be dangerous. It leads us to not appreciate the times we have right now
- I enjoyed the path the film took and the "twist" if you want to call it that
- Felt like one big inside joke and I was on the outside :-(
- In my opinion, not as funny as it thinks it is and not as romantic as it thinks it is
- Left me feeling pleasant but also kind of stupid that I didnt know more about 1920's artistry
Rath's Review Score: 7.5/10