Midnight in Paris (2011) short review


While you will be totally aware that this film makes some really obvious choices, you will nonetheless LOVE this movie! I love Woody Allen movies when he’s not in them (okay, 1970s/80s Woody is good, 1990s-200os, not so much), so it’s fabulous that he has the hilarious Owen Wilson playing the “Woody” character. Owen is a writer who is visiting Paris with his fiance, who – SPOILER ALERT!!! – finds he is able to travel in time back to 1920s Paris and rub elbows with all kinds of famous Lost Generation writers and artists. There’s lots of hilarious interactions, love interests, and reflections on the whole idea of a past “golden era.” See it!


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Kendra has been a fixture in the online costuming world since the late 1990s. Her website, Démodé Couture, is one of the most well-known online resources for historical costumers. In the summer of 2014, she published a book on 18th-century wig and hair styling. Kendra is a librarian at a university, specializing in history and fashion. She’s also an academic, with several articles on fashion history published in research journals.

One Response

  1. ladylavinia1932

    I’m sorry. I didn’t love it. I understood it. But in the end, I was bored. Allen’s method of delivering his theme struck me as heavy handed.