June 27, 2011

Movie Review: Midnight in Paris

Last night I went to see Midnight in Paris with a friend. I had heard about the movie, or I guess I should say heard OF the movie, from the Cannes red carpet photos. But I never even saw the trailer for it, so I went into it pretty open-minded. 

Let's talk about the cast first:

Owen Wilson (well played sir)
Rachel McAdams (love her)
Marion Cotillard (one of my personal faves)
Adrien Brody (indifferent)
Michael Sheen (Kate Beckinsale's baby daddy, Rachel McAdams is his new gf)
and finally
Kathy Bates (I have a hard time seeing her as anybody other than a mix of her Titanic character and her character in Failure to Launch....weird I know)
All well casted, all well played, and a good mix of people in general. 

I don't want to give away the story line for those going to see it because it's so fantastically centered around one of MY favorite times, the 1920's (in Paris, obviously) and included references to some of the most famous artist to date (Degas, Dali, Hemingway, etc etc). 

Blah blah blah, let's talk about what they were wearing.....Rachel McAdams looked well put together, and how I would love to look when sight-seeing in Paris. Except for one thing, she had on a belt in 
e-v-e-r-y s-i-n-g-l-e 
scene. Slightly obnoxious, because we're not talking waist belts, we're talking sitting-low-on-the-hips belts. 

Case and point:

Belts aside, she had a fabulous collection of purses (including Hermes and Dior) as well as the full set of Goyard luggage. Jealousy. 

Marion Cotillard's character got to wear fabulous flapper dresses while Owen Wilson's short ties killed me......

Other snapshots from the movie:

all photos via here

Overall, I found the movie to be lovely. I highly recommend it. 

Then, I wake up today to find these lovely photos on one of my favorite blogs, Karla's Closet, from her weekend trip to Paris, what a coincidence. 

Take me there now. Please. 

1 comment:

  1. You forgot Carla Bruni, former model, singer and current first lady of France! :) I thought she looked beautiful. Loved the movie. I do agree with you about Rachel McAdams' belts. Glad I'm not the only one who noticed!



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