Woody Allen's latest film "Midnight in Paris" reminds me of the Movie "Somewhere in Time" - but with Gertrude Stein playing both Parts!
"Gertrude Stein" - a Butch Literary Social Butterfly of her day in a Real Salon!
With Cameos by Ernest Hemingway, Salvadore Dali & Pablo Picasso & yes, Gertie Stein look-a-likes; this Comic Genius that I know & love - brought Comedy to a screeching halt!
But if you can get a laugh out of Scott Fitzgerald's disturbed wife, Zelda - you should have no trouble deciphering the esoteric nuances of this year's tome of Woody's.
Somebody, slip on a Banana Peel - Please!
To me; Comic Actor Owen Wilson - can do no wrong. He plays "Angst" like nobody's business - but in this Movie; I too was having Angst!
I went to the Bathroom 4 times & when I got back - Owen was still Ferklempt!
Don't get me wrong - I love "Paris" in the Springtime; like we all do. But the Streetwalker you picked - looks a lot like Abe Vagoda!
I know money is tight; but even Dame Edna has better cleavage!
Through thick & thick - I've loyally stood by Mr. Allen (see how I'm already distancing myself from him) & his annual offerings - when each time I have to ask myself:
"Is it a Comedy or a Drama"?
"Is it a Drama/Comedy"?
"Is it a Musical/Drama/Comedy"?
"How young is Woody's Leading Lady this time"?
And, "Does Mia Farrow really live in a Shoe"?
I can't help it - in 1965, I saw him live doing Stand-up at "Shadows" Nightclub in D.C. & then I was hooked.
Who else but Woody would say,
"I can't listen to that much Wagner - I start getting the urge to conquer Poland"!
Hey - I'm the biggest smiler of a bon mot, a clever retort or witty repartee - even a Pregnant Pause - but this time, Woody lost me at the Corner of Le Louvre & Champs Elysees.
He always said "80% of Success is showing up"! Well, I did Woody - and it cost me 12 bucks!
Oh sure; the Scenery was exquisite & nobody does it better - but does it make me want to take the next flight to Paris?
Are you kidding; with my luck - your same Movie will be playing!
When it comes to Woody; I'm enamored, frank, but also very forgiving - so here's some of my favorites!
"Broadway Danny Rose"