At first, all I knew about Midnight in Paris is that it was a new Woody Allen movie, and it starred Owen Wilson and Rachel McAdams. I’m not big on Allen, and Owen Wilson is merely ok. I like McAdams, but not really enough to make this a must-see. But then, I read Brian Prisco’s review over at Pajiba, and now I’m interested. Owen Wilson plays a struggling writer who goes to Paris with his fiance (McAdams) and her parents. While wandering the streets at night, he apparently time-travels back to Paris in the 1920s, in its literary heyday. Suddenly he’s mingling with Gertrude Stein (Kathy Bates), Salvador Dali (Adrien Brody), Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald (Alison Pill and Tom Hiddleston), and a mysterious muse named Adriana (Marion Cotillard).
…Now that sounds like an interesting movie. As my husband put it, “That sounds like a lot of people you like.” I would probably watch this just for Cotillard, but we saw Thor last week, and I’m currently very interested in Tom Hiddleston as well. And Adrien Brody is always excellent in smaller, weird roles/movies. Anyway, here’s the trailer. It doesn’t really give you a clear picture of what’s going on, and so perhaps doesn’t sell the story quite as well as it might. What do you think? Worth a watch?