Watching Woody Allen's latest film 'Midnight in Paris,' about an aspiring writer who magically finds himself transported to another time, I felt that warm sense of comfort that accompanies the realisation that I'm not completely neurotic. Or if I am, then I'm certainly not the only one.
The protagonist, played by Owen Wilson, is earnest, naïve, idealistic. It felt, in fact, a lot like he was playing Woody Allen himself; that sweetly endearing boy, wavering on self-confidence, stammering uncontrollably in the presence of a pretty girl, but witty and insightful nonetheless. Makes you miss seeing Woody onscreen - no one plays Woody better than Woody. But Owen Wilson's fresh innocence earns itself a spot in your heart.
He is engaged to Rachel McAdams, who in contrast to her usual roles, is delightful in her portrayal of the shrewish and materialistic fiancée. From the very first scene, it is easy to hate everything about her. She constantly criticizes his writing in public, talks down toRead More »from Midnight in Paris