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Midnight in Paris

I recently had the pleasure of watching a movie called Midnight in Paris.  Mind you, it’s not that movie about a certain starlet named Paris.  This is a movie produced by Woody Allen that takes place in the city of Paris, where a nostalgic writer (Owen Wilson), on vacation with his fiance (Rachel McAdams), finds himself transported back in time to 20s Paris every night at midnight, where he is surrounded by the famous figures of the day.

I recommend the movie to you because our protagonist finds himself rubbing elbows with the famous writers and artists of the era.  There’s more emphasis on the writers, because the main character is himself a writer, but there are also many famous artists featured.  Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Man Ray, Henri Matisse, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and Edgar Degas make appearances in the movie.

The movie is an entertaining watch with some valuable insights about each genration’s nostalgia for an era gone by, but I also found myself tense throughout much of the movie because some of the actors and actresses were too believable in their portrayals of very unpleasant characters.  Overall it was a fun watch which I recommend to you.

Here’s the trailer for the movie.

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