I don’t like romantic movies. I avoid the genre entirely. They’re boring and have essentially the same storyline. But with my recent viewing of Midnight in Paris it seems I now have some tolerance for the genre. In short, I enjoyed the film immensely.

Midnight in Paris is the story of an engaged couple, Gil and Inez (Owen Wilson and Rachel McAdams respectively) who travel to Paris for a vacation before their marriage. There Gil, a self proclaimed “hack” and a writer stuck with Hollywood scripts and an unfinished novel, roams around the city one night and is picked up by a carriage when the clock strikes midnight. But this ride seems to alter time as Gil realizes that he has ended up in Paris in the ’20s. I’ll stop without giving away too much although most of you have probably seen the movie by now as it was released almost exactly a year back.

I have never been a fan of Owen Wilson and the movie did not much change my opinion of him. However the people he meets in the ’20s era laid out some great performances especially Kathy Bates, Corey Stoll and Marion Cotillard. And a hilarious cameo from Adrien Brody who likes “rhinocerous!”. I thought Marion Cotillard’s acting was truly great. She stole every minute she was on screen. Her lines were greatly written and she delivered them exactly as they should have been.

Another great thing is how much the movie, or rather the director, is in love with Paris much like the protagonist. There are many shots of the city’s beauty combined with some great jazz throughout the film. It really adds to the movie.

By the end you realize how much the film has changed and how much your perception of the characters has changed. Even the characters develop throughout the film. Woody Allen fully utilises the length of the film and keeps you interested at each turn. In the end, this is a movie that is great for anyone who loves movies, books and Paris.

Awesomeness level:


About The Raftsman

I'm 16. I'm gonna be super rich soon. So better start sucking up. Edit: I'm about to turn 18, there's still time for you to start sucking up. Just saying.


  1. I love your blog. Your posts are always making me laugh 🙂 By the way, just wanted to let you know I’m nominating you for this award called the sunshine award! I really like your writing style and I hope you will keep writing awesome blog posts! (Does not mean to be cheesy xD)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

About TheRaftsman

The Raftsman is a Pakistani citizen who thinks too much of himself and likes to refer to himself in the third person. He decided to make a blog after he got an A in English. He enjoys reading and making comics, watching movies, fooling around on Photoshop and After Effects, playing games like a n00b on his Xbox 360 and cricket. He would like to be an actor or a film director as he likes to make films. His allocated name is Abdullah Shahid. This blog is basically what his mind churns out whenever it gets too bored. The WetPuddle will hope to contain his comics, stuff about movies and random blog posts explaining things he likes.

My Tweets!

Error: Twitter did not respond. Please wait a few minutes and refresh this page.

%d bloggers like this: