Midnight in Paris

I saw this a few weeks ago and can’t stop thinking about it. It’s a great film, beautifully shot and well written, a reminder that there’s a reason people think Woody Allen is the bees knees.

But it’s also a good reminder of the ways that art shows us great truths about the world. I love what the movie says about nostalgia, love, and writing.

Here’s a good representative line from the main character: “That’s what the present is. It’s a little unsatisfying because life is unsatisfying.” We all long for more. Whether it manifests itself in hope for the future or a longing for the past, the fact that things are just not the way they ought to be is inescapable.

This is not a real review, but it is an invitation to borrow this from your nearest redbox or rent it from amazon instant video soon.

2 responses to “Midnight in Paris

  1. Absolutely loved this one! Already loved the period and Paris, but I was pleasantly surprised at how insightful and truthful Allen was about the perils of nostalgia and the love of a “better” time in history. Growing up in a subculture (conservative homeschooling community) where there was a lot of hyping of nostalgia and stepping out of the current milieu to live in the past, I found Allen’s insights powerful. Especially as they were communicated without judgement in such a beautiful and fun way :-)

  2. One of my favorite movies!

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