29 June 2011

feeling romancey / midnight in paris review



my sisters and i went to see midnight in paris last night after spending the evening listening to live music under twinkly lights at my cute cousin's wedding. it was so nice to be out on a summer evening with everyone we love. i love getting dressed up, seeing dan hold babies, drinking lemonade poured by fancy waiters, watching my parents mingle, meeting up with old friends who remember me from my younger years. there is somehow a comfort in being around familiarness. eating wedding food and swaying to music.

it was a gorgeous event; there were fabric flower garlands! hanging lanterns and pom poms! clothespinned snapshots spiraling around the trunks of trees! mossy monograms on iron gates! wood stumps as cake stands! soft colorful shades of budding peonies and fresh floppy petaled blooms! a lacy ruffled wedding gown and a sharp grey suit! shades of grey and and pops of yellow! even a giant oreo cake for the oreo buffet! (her fave!) personal details around every corner. i love a good wedding. i love young love.

so we were in the mood for a romantic chick flick, the perfect thing for four sisters to see. i had no idea what this woody allen film was about. i didn't care. a box of jr. mints, a dark theater and a girl's night. i'm happy. my sis passed along black licorice and hushed our chatter. the opening credits were like the best slide show of the iconic (and everyday) places in paris, the steps you've taken and wish to go back to. have you seen it? what did you think!?

my artsy side (the side that wished i had majored in art history) was swooning the entire time. i loved all the fun references, the interesting plot and owen wilson's charm (and robert redford haircut). the storyline was sweetly amusing and clever and thought-provoking. and everyone wears darling clothes (notice the skinny belts and button-up shirt dresses). this flick is not for everyone, but i'd recommend seeing it without doing too much research on it. the surprises are fun, i love how the movie pulls you in. if you are a lover of the arts, paris, and / or owen wilson, you are in for a pleasant surprise.

p.s. speaking of love, i've been falling in and out of love with houses all week long. (the house hunt is still going strong.)

p.s.s. tune in tomorrow for my favorite peanut butter cookie recipe ever. did i just say peanut butter and paris in the same post? hello matchmaker.

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19 comments:

Ana Degenaar said...

Must see.

Kim said...

I've been dying to see this movie. I went last week and was torn on this and Bridesmaids, and Bridesmaids won me over at the time. Have you seen it? So hilarious.

Kim said...

PS - It's also a great chick-flick, though I went to see it with two guys and they loved it just as much!

tifsong said...

oh i just adored that movie.
i just walked out feeling so pleasant.

al + sar said...

So fun to see you last night, Im still obsessing over your dress! You described Meg's wedding perfectly, such a romantic night and the perfect way to end with a chick flick with your sisters! Ive been dying to see it!

Susan said...

my favorite woody allen film actually...very clever, and it's hard to screw up Paris ;)

Heather said...

Do you have any pictures from that delightful wedding to share with us? It sounds beautiful!

Midnight in Paris? I have a 4 month old. I'll see it in about two years.

{natalie} said...

tomorrow can't come soon enough, i'm craving peanut butter cookies like crazy. yum.

Jessica said...

I went to see this without a clue about it. I loved it! So clever and fun and sweet.

Karen said...

I went to see it without really having heard anything about it. I was nervous that it was a Woody Allen movie, his stuff isn't really my thing, but I really did enjoy this movie. The husband did too.

That wedding sounds a-mazing. I'd love to see pics. My only regret about my own wedding (having married quite young) is that I had no sense of my own style, and my wedding reflects that. Very impersonal. I always admire those who have a strong sense of self and the courage to buck tradition and just go with it.

I love your blog by the way. I rarely (if ever) comment, but I read nearly every day.

Hil said...

I love owen wilson. I'll have to check this movie out once it's rentable. Thanks for the review! That wedding sounds like it was beautiful!!

Good luck with the house hunting. I can't wait for the peanut butter cookie recipe.. I'm pretty sure my hips just got bigger in anticipation for it. :)

Samurai Mom said...

Is Woody Allen actually in this film? I can't stand the way that he never shuts up but I am not opposed to his films just him in them.

Melanie said...

We just saw it last weekend and loved it. I actually had to talk Ryan into seeing it but once Ernest Hemingway showed up he turned to me and said, "I didn't know this was what it was about! I love it!" English major.

j. said...

the wedding was so gorgeous. meg did such a good job and i loved every minute of it (she married my brother, jon).

and been wanting to see that movie. after reading this, i'm going.

Destri said...

It's not playing here! AARRGGHHH!!! You're night sounds lovely, wish I had a big family so we had more weddings to go to :)
You need to get a house picked out, so when I am there in August I can invite myself to lunch! I am so not kidding :)

Nessa said...

Oh I am going to see this... even if I have to go alone.

Shannon @ A Mom's Year said...

Can't wait to see this movie! I've heard so many great things about it. The wedding sounds lovely. Your beautiful description is a gift for the bride and groom in and of itself!

Travelin'Oma said...

It was such a perfect summer night! I loved the wedding, too!

Alyssa Goodnight said...

I have been waiting and wanting to see this movie. I'm hoping it doesn't disappear from our local theater before I get a chance.

Glad you enjoyed it!

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