Midnight in Paris


Oh man, I loved this movie! I don’t use the word “charming” often, but this movie was charming, intelligent, witty, and laugh-out-loud funny at times. I probably missed a few references, but the little vignettes of the people Gil meets after midnight in Paris are just outstanding. Okay, it was pretty obvious right from the start which woman was wrong for him and who was right for him, but isn’t that always the way of romantic comedies? I want to watch it again, just to listen to EH’s pronouncements (“It was a good book because it was an honest book, and that’s what war does to men. And there’s nothing fine and noble about dying in the mud unless you die gracefully.”) or that insane discussion in the café (“MR: A man in love with a woman from a different era. I see a photograph! LB: I see a film! Gil: I see an insurmountable problem! SD: I see rhinoceros!”) [If you haven't seen the movie, this will make no sense at all, but trust me, it was a hoot.] The only flaw in the movie is that you had to spend too much time with the obnoxious daytime people before you got to enjoy the company of the fascinating nighttime people.