With less than memorable work like Scoop
, Anything Else
, and The Curse of the Jade Scorpion
under his belt, Woody Allen appeared to have lost any real fire for directing comedies. While dramas like Match Point
seemed to tickle his muse, his comedies have become perfunctory at best, and downright lazy at worst. That’s what makes the endlessly amusing and sneakily profound Midnight in Paris
such a wonderful surprise.
The movie stars Owen Wilson as Gil, a successful screenwriter who’s in Paris with his fiancee, Inez (Rachel McAdams). Gil is trying to finish his first novel, and he draws inspiration from the city because his f...