'Midnight In Paris': Were The 'Good Old Days' Better?

Blame it on the 'aging', but for the last couple of months, I really look forward to wrapping up my work week spending Friday nights at home: yummy food, red wine, and a good movie! It sounds like paradise to me!

This Friday, I finally got to watch Midnight In Paris, the latest Woody Allen film, whose brilliant original screenplay won an Oscar. Loved it! Don't miss this fabulous review on the NY Times.

From my 'humble' point of view, the movie represents the most romantic tribute to the Lost Generation. 'Were the good old days better?' It seems that 'Paris la nuit' makes Gil (Owen Wilson) find his own path in life by immersing in fabulous fantasies alongside Hemingway, Scott Fitzgerald, Picasso or Dali. Delicious!

I couldn't help but wonder: When we say 'the good old days were better', are we trying to scape from our own reality? Isn't it fantasy another way to do so? Last but not least: Can we 'rationalize' fantasies? Can they give us the key to our hapiness?

I personally think so...and also, THE BEST TIME IS YET TO COME!


  1. I think I would have liked this film a lot more if I didn't find Owen Wilson so annoying. His pronunciation and repetitive use of the word Parisian (which he pronounced par-eesh-an) grated on my nerves!

    1. LOL...fair enough! You have a point! I actually read that Allen envisioned that character as an East Coast guy and had to rewrite the whole part for Owen. As for Owen, I found him annoying in other movies as well... Thanks for stoppping by! :) xoxo

  2. Wine, good food and conversation, and some R&R sound like a lovely way to pass the weekend to me! While I do think we romantize the past, I think "the good old days" weren't necessary better, but perhaps more simpler. xo style, she wrote

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  4. I actually loved Midnight in Paris. I think the theme of nostalgia was explored so beautifully without being too cliche. And Marion Cotillard positively SPARKLES in it! :-)

    XOXO Camille @ The Wild Fleur

  5. loved that movie!!


  6. wow beautiful post! very inspirational :)
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  7. Great post! I think it's peculiar that we romanticise the lost generation when they were actually so tragic and lonely...

    Emma xo

  8. Did you not love that movie? The clothes, the parties...so fun. I totally agree with your post!

  9. I'm obsessed with this film. I absolutely loved it but I'm a huge fan of Paris so.


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