Midnight in Paris ★★★½

This was kind of a pleasant watch? I mean the cinematography is so nice! And I will always be a sucker for Paris and the (cheap) gimmick of historical character cameos. 

Sure, everyone is pretentious and annoying, just because Woody Allen isn’t playing the lead role himself doesn’t make it any less obvious that this is a self-insert fantasy for him. The “message” has to be quite literally spelled out by Woody Allen, though how it could possibly fly over anyone’s head is beyond me.

But still, this is just an easy, lighthearted movie and a beautiful ode to Paris. Maybe just put it on mute?

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