“Midnight in Paris” is probably the best reviewed movie in your multiplex today, so why aren’t people standing in line? Woody Allen is a master a making romantic comedies that, thankfully, are not dumb. They all have intellectual undertones. This is a sweet, sentimental story about a young man’s intense love for a city that takes us to unexpected places and is a feast for the eyes. (By the way, First Lady Carla Bruni’s appearance -above with Owen Wilson – is smart and appealing.) If you would love to be in Paris right now, see this movie because you’ll walk out feeling like you’ve been somewhere special – and you might be hungry for a crepe….

Posted by Janet on June 8, 2011

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  1. By dee cee
    On June 8, 2011 at

  2. By Muffin Top!!
    On June 8, 2011 at

    Woody Allen, blah. I don’t see why people think he, or his films are so great. Maybe it’s an insider thing, but I just don’t get it. Not to mention, he is a pervert!

    I love Owen Wilson and will probably watch this movie, ONLY because of him.

  3. By dimes
    On June 8, 2011 at

    People aren’t standing in line because the movie is only playing in a few theaters. It doesn’t open wide until this weekend, when people will be standing in line to see Super8.

  4. By crtb
    On June 8, 2011 at

    People are not standing in line because people refuse to see the pervert’s films any longer.

  5. By Hello
    On June 8, 2011 at

    Does Hollywood blow smoke up his ass because he’s Jewish or he’s pervert to his own former child- wife? Who are the other perverts that financialy back his movies do they swing with their own kids to other grown ups. What is wrong with these actors that want to be in his movies? Is there a child sex sacrifice involve to be in his movies.

  6. By Christine India
    On June 8, 2011 at

    I can’t stand Owen Wilson…..slow talking and whiney sounding voice and forever will be haunted by the suicide attempt.

    I’ve been to Paris and Bordeaux and wish to golly I was there now.

  7. By Reta
    On June 8, 2011 at

    There are no lines Janet, I suppose, for the same reason I won’t be standing in that line. Woody Allen. I can’t and WON’T forget what the lovely actress Mia Farrow (who wasted too many years with this creep) said about him. She found NUDE pictures of her adopted daughter that Woody too had raised, on his mantel in his home. They lived across from each other with (I believe from memory) Central Park in between their places. But, she said Woody was at her place most of the time and only went back to his place when he wanted solitude.

    She ALSO said that she herself walked into her living room and found Woody with his face buried in the lap of their then five year old daughter. He immediately jumped back, or up, and tried to cover up what he was doing, which seemed to be sniffing her crotch or something.

    THEN he went and MARRIED the still teen-aged daughter he had raised, who had NEVER even had a boyfriend or dated. She was very shy according to Mia, and Woody just took advantage of her naïvité.

    And I fear for the two DAUGHTERS he and his “wife” adopted. Gee, they get to be adopted out of probably horrible conditions, only to find they are now Woody Allen’s daughters. Bet there will be some books written in the not too distant future.

    You couldn’t DRAG me into any showing of anything made by Woody Allen.

  8. By Patrick
    On June 8, 2011 at

    Reta. Agreed.
    A weirdo.

  9. By The American
    On June 8, 2011 at

    psssst: HIS NOSE IS STILL CROOKED, folks.

  10. By cal
    On June 9, 2011 at

    I’m looking forward to watching Thor. Would never both watching a movie made by a pedo.

  11. By Seriously?
    On June 9, 2011 at

    People aren’t standing in line because they don’t want to see any more self-indulgent tripe from an old pervert who married his stepdaughter. Also, because Owen Wilson’s bent hot dog nose is distracting.

  12. By Leslie Stein
    On June 9, 2011 at

    This movie was like watching a recycled version of Manhattan, Annie Hall, etc. Except this time the leading man was a neurotic Gentile instead of Jewish. I could see & hear Woody Allen in every line Owen Wilson uttered.
    The plot wasn’t even close to being original.

    Middle aged guy with a very affluent lifestyle feels unfulfilled and yearns for something better. Cut to the chase and he ends up with an inappropriate much younger woman.

    Allen has been there done that a hundred times before. Save your money folks.

  13. By Old Broad
    On June 9, 2011 at

    Leslie Stein above hit the nail right on the head. He’s been making the same movie for the last umpteen years. The only difference is that he is now too old to play the lead character.

  14. By Denise
    On June 9, 2011 at

    I know he’s a jerk (I’m being nice) but Radio Days is still one of my favorite movies.

  15. By Seriously?
    On June 9, 2011 at

    Radio Days was good, but Purple Rose of Cairo was better.

  16. By Chicagoland
    On June 9, 2011 at

    “Bullets Over Broadway” :)

    But I’m very careful about what I see of his these days—he’s repeated himself too many times, and shamelessly stolen from other, better films.

    Wonder just how much cash and how many freebies it took to get Allen to film in Paris—and to add Sarkozy’s squeeze to this movie.

  17. By honey chile
    On June 9, 2011 at

    Woody Allen will NEVER win America’s graces even if he gets Jesus Christ in a starring role. Add Polanski to that list. Huge box office success in the future for these two? That will be a negative!

  18. By Chicagoland
    On June 9, 2011 at

    ^^ Maybe so, honey chile, but look at how many in Hollywood froth at the mouth to work with them. They may not make blockbusters, but I think their films are always profitable.

    Allen’s in particular. His production budget is spread among very few hands—including his sister’s—who has had a producing credit on every one of his projects for decades.

    And Polanski just doesn’t care about public opinion—let alone the US Justice system, such as it is.

    Watch his latest film—”Ghostwriter”—it’s set, in part, in Boston, but you’d never know from seeing it that Polanski is barred from filming here. His adeptness at making location shots look like Boston USA (I think he filmed in Wales) is just another way he has thumbed his nose at his detractors.

  19. By Reta
    On June 9, 2011 at

    Who cares about two old perverts who never got the justice that was due, and so they continued on their merry way, screwing children whenever possible. As noted, Woody makes pretty much the same movie he has always made and it’s always about him really. Apparently his shrinks are terribly deficient at their work because Woody is one screwed up fella. Even if he turned me upside down and shook me vigorously, he couldn’t get a bloody cent to fall from my bra, jeans, or anywhere else. I’d LOVE to see him out of work permanently because the public is just so fed up with him.

  20. By Al Kay Duh
    On June 9, 2011 at

    It was a charming movie, can’t stand woody Allen or the suicide guy though. But the movie made me happy!!!

  21. By Denise
    On June 10, 2011 at

    Now Reta, don’t talk about turning yourself upside down and shaking vigorously, you’ll get Patrick all hot and bothered.

  22. By TxGal
    On June 10, 2011 at

    Anything with Woody Allen I will not watch. People like him do not deserve recognition or celebrity status.

  23. By Chicagoland
    On June 10, 2011 at

    Denise: You are bad—in the best way! :)

  24. By diceman
    On June 19, 2011 at

    The vast majority of you are completely full of it. Allen married the woman (who was NOT related) and they’re doing fine years later.
    The movie is wonderful, especially if you’re not a small-minded creep who hates anyone who is successful and has found happiness. I feel sorry for your puny little miserable selves!


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