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Finding The Best of Netflix Movie 11: Midnight in Paris khw5063 Uncategorized This one is for all of you who believe you were born in the wrong generation. Gil takes on the role of the unfulfilled writer as he attempts to complete his first novel after years of successfully writing screenplays.

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When Gil gets drunk one night and idly walks around Paris alone, he is stopped by a vintage car which takes him into 1920s Paris. Each night like a reverse Cinderella, Gil escapes from reality at the stroke of midnight as the car arrives to take him to the past.

  1. Adriana expresses her own longing for the past, except her nostalgia is for the 1800s while Gil finds the twenties to be the only era in which one would want to live.
  2. However, Allen himself noted that Owen Wilson was different from his usual actors mostly in that he was West Coast and WASP, whereas his usual heroes were more on the East Coast liberal intelligentsia side of the equation.
  3. Woody Allen and Paris are a perfect match. Who knows if the costumes are historically accurate, but they sure look fun.
  4. This signals to Gil that Inez might be having an affair with her friend from the museum tour. Porter met and married Linda Lee Thomas, a divorcee from Louisville who was eight years older and aware that he was gay.
  5. His comic timing, his fish out of water reactions, his bright eyed enthusiasm wins you over, easily.

Gil has the opportunity for Gertrude Stein to read the manuscript of his novel, which is based on himself and Inez. Adriana expresses her own longing for the past, except her nostalgia is for the 1800s while Gil finds the twenties to be the only era in which one would want to live. Inez acts as if a little rain is akin to the plague and hardly enjoys Paris on anything more than a superficial level.

She very obviously is attracted to a know-it-all old friend they meet during a museum tour, an attraction which Gil is oblivious to. Meanwhile, Gil meets Gabrielle, an antique dealer also nostalgic for 1920s Paris.

MIDNIGHT IN PARIS Review

Between Gabrielle, Inez, and Adriana, who he finds himself becoming closer to each night, Gil is basically attracted to every female he meets. They meet a group of 1800s socialites who are nostalgic for the days of the Renaissance.

While Adriana is committed to staying, Gil has an epiphany. Everyone is nostalgic for the past, and no era is as great as it seems in your imagination. This signals to Gil that Inez might be having an affair with her friend from the museum tour.

He confronts Inez, who admits to the affair, and the two end their engagement.

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Gil decides to move to Paris, and begins dating Gabrielle, the nostalgic antique dealer. This movie was endlessly frustrating to watch. Gil is essentially a massive stereotype, and all the females feel either horribly anoying or purely decorative. Midnight in Paris is a typical Woody Allen movie, with the male lead feeling disillusioned and misunderstood.

My own opinions on Woody Allen only served to make the movie more frustrating, as I felt guilty for even watching a film directed by an alleged sexual abuser. For those aspects, you may choose to watch, but beware of the series of eye-roll inducing moments that await you.