Saturday, November 5, 2011

"There is no city like this in the world"

I'm just going to cut to the chase.  This film was enchanting, exquisite, and pure magic from beginning to end.  Indeed, I'm sure film critics around the globe have already pointed out its plot deficiencies and flaws, but let's face it, for me it was perfection.  I love Paris.  I adore Woody Allen movies.  I love art and writing.  I'm intrigued by the search for one's soul mate, and add bonus points if it's paired with a personal journey of discovery and reflection.  AND I need to laugh . . . not some silly, Hollywood contrived "make the audience laugh here" moment, but true "human to human moment of understanding" humor.  I actually found myself giddy as the movie progressed because each scene was absolutely delightful.

Another lovely evening at the Broadway, which feels like a home away from home since I head down there so often.

Thanks Woody for intelligent writing, for confirming my faith in dreams without slaughtering disillusionment, and for making my memories of Paris more vivid than ever.  Indeed, as Gil muses in the film, "There is no city like this in the world."


And not many movies come along that make you smile like "Midnight in Paris" . . .

1 comment:

Kristi said...

We loved it too! Woody Allen rarely disappoints. :)