Gil, a writer currently down and out of inspiration, finds Paris to be the perfect place to settle down with his fiancee, Inez, whose wealthy and conservative parents are not fund of Gil’s work and his jokes. When Paul, the classy and pseudo-intellectual friend of Inez, suddenly makes an appearance, he invites the couple on a cross country trip, where Paul can constantly brag about his knowledge in wine tastings and art appreciation. The act doesn’t play well with Gil, who decides to skip the festivities and just stroll the streets at night. Come midnight, he is then picked up by a group of champagne drinking party-goers who take him back to the 1920’s.
Another romantic comedy written and directed by the one and only Woody Allen, and starring cast of talent lead by Owen Wilson. The film premiered at the 2011 Cannes International Film Festival.
The casting here is excellent. Owen Wilson is once again brilliant in this and makes for one interesting avatar for a Woody Allen film. Supporting cast is equally great, with performances from Rachel McAdams, Kurt Fuller, Mimi Kennedy, Michael Sheen, Marion Cotillard, Tom Hiddleston, Alison Pill, Corey Stoll, and Kathy Bates.
Woody Allen does it again. This film is great. Very funny, smart, and classy. A sort of time travelling piece that plays with nostalgia, and set in Paris, a place of love and the mecca of art. The time shift is brilliant. It catches you by surprise and is a direct smack to the face, and suddenly our character is in the presence of some of the worlds greatest intellectuals and artists of the time, that is the 1920’s.
A brilliant lighthearted comedy that is not short of entertaining.