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A movie that charms, rather than carves, it's name in time
on 19 January 2017
A charming movie, with charming characters. Maybe this is not a movie suited to those who do not have an admiration for the artists of the past, or for our romantic ideal of Paris and Parisians. This movie is for the curious who maybe ask "What is it about Paris?" And this movie helps you "get it", at least from Gil's point of view, who also put that question to us, and his fiance. And there it is, that is the theme and the magic and the cornerstone of the movie! This is most definitely a feel good movie written and directed in Woody's signature naive style; seemingly deliberarately under produced yet not leaving important detail to chance. The humour is subtle and believable, considering the challenges of the script. I, for one, would like to find such a portal, not only to meet the an charming Mademoiselle Cotillard, obviously, or to meet the great artists at a time when they would not have imagined the mark they have made on history. But also to soak up some of Woody's perspective on love, romance and the life of the present.