Midnight in Paris

Bottom Line: Woody Allen is back in his groove with the enjoyable “Midnight in Paris.”

The Gist: On a vacation in Paris, the male half of an engaged couple (Owen Wilson) finds a portal to the literary past and spends his nights drinking with Hemingway and Fitzgerald. He meets a flapper girl whose own fantasy goes even further back in Paris’s past.

The Verdict: Watch it. The fantasy of slipping into 1920s Paris with literary greats and a continual movable party delights. Less existential moping and more fantasy is definitely a good thing for Woody Allen. This movie is a platter of intellectual petits fours.

Be Aware: Rated PG-13 for some sexual references and smoking. The engaged couple clearly cohabitates and discusses sexual issues, including affairs. Sex is not shown but is occasionally discussed, but is not a big part of the film. Appropriate for some teens, depending on your family comfort with depictions of adult unmarried sexual relationships.


The Great Beauty (dir. Paolo Sorrentino, Italy, 2013)
The Normal Heart (dir. Ryan Murphy, USA, 2014)
Wadjda: A Girl's Life, Saudi Style
“Ilo Ilo”: A Singaporean Slice of Home and Work Life
About Rebecca Cusey

Rebecca is a movie critic. Check out her work on Rotten Tomatoes. Follow her on Twitter @Rebecca_Cusey