Monday, June 6, 2011

Midnight in Paris: Une Petite Bijou

Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris" is a gem of a movie that works simultaneously on several levels. In just 88 well edited minutes it tells a story of time travel, mismatched lovers, a longing for the unattainable, and the inner workings of a writer's mind. All this is played out in the city of light and love, starring Owen Wilson in the Woody Allen role and Rachel McAdams as his betrothed.
Without giving too much away, the Movie Slut will tell you that this flick is speckled with unforgettable cameo performances by both the living and the dead. Look for, not necessarily in this order, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Kathy Bates, Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, Carla Bruni Sarkozy, Adrien Brody and Ernest Hemingway.
If you see one movie this year, make it "Midnight in Paris."

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