This Friday, we will all head to North York for a taste of Paris. (Oh, you don’t believe that’s possible? DREAM BIG GIRL!) Opening at Sheppard Grande and International Village(where?), Woody Allen’s new flick, Midnight in Paris, which kicked off this year’s Cannes Film Festival, is a quirky rom-com set against the city we love with all our favourite actors. Formidable! C’est parfait! Oui, oui, mais OUI!! Oh, la, la! Mon dieu… I wish I had taken high school french more seriously.
The film tells the story of a couple, Gil and Inez, (Owen Wilson and Rachel McAdams) that take a semi-awkward family trip to Paris with Inez’s wealthy folks. Over long walks through the St. Germain de Pres and smooching on Monet’s bridge in Giverny, Gil gets a little swept up in the romance of Paris and suggests to his fiancée that they abort California for a new life. Inez, on the other hand, stresses about security, stability and the sanity of her man.
We expect zany plot twists like Match Point, well crafted over-the-top characters that Allen is known for, and, of course, the brilliant and quick dialogue that made him famous with films like Annie Hall and Hannah and Her Sisters.
All filmed in Paris, we can’t wait to see what Allen chooses to zoom in on. Truly, a shot of the Seine, a narrow lane, Notre-Dame – heck, a glass of wine on a French terrace, is all we really need to see to smile, but when you add the stellar cast of Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard, Owen Wilson and Adrien Brody… well then we get real excited. Like, Paris in our panties excited. (TMI?)
Midnight in Paris opens June 3 and will play in Toronto at International Village & Sheppard Grande.
In Vancouver it will play at Fifth Avenue and International Village.
For Montreal, check your local Mirror.