Parents' Guide to

Midnight in Paris

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Jaunty romcom mines adult themes of marriage and career.

Movie PG-13 2011 94 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 11+
This movie is boring and disappointing.
age 12+

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Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6):
Kids say (15):

Owen Wilson as the perfect Woody Allen leading man -- who knew? But that he is, at least in this fine and deeply satisfying film. As a romantic who's longing to finish his novel about nostalgia, Wilson at last finds a character that captures, without dumbing down, his flake-with-a-poetic-soul essence. It's about time. But enough about him -- and the perfectly cast supporting players. MIDNIGHT IN PARIS is a gift to Allen fans who may have begun to doubt their guru after years of uneven, sometimes-great, often-disappointing, creations. This film is such a delight. Intelligent, insightful, and inspired in ways that recall Allen's best movies (cue, yes, nostalgia), it's playful and absurd, evoking Annie Hall and The Purple Rose of Cairo, but it also firmly reminds us that Allen is as vital as ever, with so much still to say about art and love and quietly desperate moments, even if it comes wrapped in his ever-familiar box. (There's still the signature black background with white credits and the best jazz soundtrack.) Now, can he come back to New York?

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