Film Notes : Midnight in Paris

Nostalgia has always been a large component of Woody Allen’s films, but it takes center stage as the Woody iteration played by Owen Wilson gets to spend his nights in a name dropper’s dream of 1920’s Paris. This along with his two previous films (Whatever Works and You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger) complete a confessional trilogy of sorts, with Woody acknowledging his chief flaws. In Whatever Works you have a philosophical shoulder shrugging in contrast to his youthful intellectualism, in You Will Meet there’s a diffidence toward his past nihilistic tendencies, and in Midnight he confesses his overweening druthers for the past. It’s entertaining, though I have to add that Marion Cotillard continues to be criminally underutilized by American Filmmakers.

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My Casting and Plot Review for Woody Allen Movies I’d Like To See

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