Now I have even more reason to be hopeful about the return of quality movies. First, “The King’s Speech” showed me that the movie makers can still produce well-written, directed, acted, photographed, intelligent adult films. Then, I got even more encouraged when “Water for Elephants” hit the screen. And now we have a truly clever, witty sophisticated comedy by Woody Allen that I’ll probably go see again.
I loved “Midnight in Paris” from the opening montage of iconic shots of Paris – I was there in 1955 when I was in the Army – to the hilarious ending of this highly entertaining time-warp comedy. You just never know who will turn up as the protagonist is transported back by a vintage taxi to the Paris of the 1920’s, people like Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway. And there are a lot of laughs when he, a flaming Hollywood liberal, is in the present, interacting with his wealthy, conservative Republican future in-laws. It’s a gem.