I really enjoy going back and re-watching films I loved in the past, and even more so when I show it to a friend or loved one who hasn’t seen it yet. This of course opens yourself up to the whole idea of showing someone something you love, only for him or her not to like it or love it like you do. But that was a risk I had to take when showing my girlfriend Midnight In Paris, which topped my film of the year list back in 2011.
So here’s my review from back then when I first saw it!
Now, I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a rather naughty film critic when I’ve only ever seen one Woody Allen film in my life, and even more so when I loved that one film I saw. I mean, he’s directed over 40 feature films and I really have no excuses for not having seen more. So, when I got my press invite for his latest film, Midnight In Paris, I was excited to try out another of his films and hope this would get me into some sort of roll of seeing other Woody films!
Well, if I needed a film to help me get into that Woody roll and start watching the other 40 or so of his films I have yet to see, than this was the one. When I came out of this film I had a very strange feeling inside. It was the same feeling I get after I’ve been on an amazing date with a beautiful girl and I’m excited for the next one. Strange, I know.
It’s not that I was excited to see another Woody Allen film, but more, somehow, that I fell in love with the film! I won’t even try and start figuring out what the hell that means in a psychology sense, but instead, I’ll enjoy the fact that this film left me feeling really upbeat and happy afterwards and I think others will think the same. I just loved this film, and though not 100% perfect, it still had a deep affect on me.
9.5 out of 10 from me!