By Kate Rodger
Owen Wilson and Rachel McAdams star as engaged Americans Gil and Inez, holidaying in Paris before their big marriage.
Her parents are in tow, and they're the quintessential borish cliche American tourists moaning about the French who can’t wait to get back home.
Added to the mix is an old friend of Inez's, played to perfection by Brit Michael Sheen, who is about as insufferable as they come.
Increasingly alienated with his unpublished novel burning a hole in his pocket, Gil goes for a wander round Paris at midnight and finds himself barrelling headlong back into the intoxicating gay Paris of old.
Along with the American and British castings, including Kathy Bates and Adrien Brody, woody allen makes excellent use of French Oscar-winner Marion Cotillard and watch out for a cameo from Mrs Sarkozy herself.
Midnight in Paris is a whimsical delight, completely unexpected and awash with flavour and colour. Owen Wilson's perfectly cast, and as is almost always the case Paris itself is a character all its own.
Don’t expect anything too deep and meaningful, but perhaps treat this like a mini European vacation.
3 and half stars.
Midnight in Paris
:: Director: Woody Allen
:: Starring: Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Michael Sheen, Marion Cotillard, Adrien Brody, Kathy Bates, Tom Hiddleston, Carla Bruni
:: Running Time: 94 mins
:: Rating: PG - contains sexual references
:: Release Date: 20 October 2011
:: Trailer: Click here
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