Woody Allen and Owen Wilson’s latest is a hit.  It’s a rock solid movie and extremely entertaining and smart.  This is one you’ve got to see, especially if you’re a fan of some of the favorite artists that make cameos.

The basic plot is Gil Pender (Owen Wilson) is a Hollywood Hack on vacation in Paris. He wants to write a real novel, but his fiance keeps pushing him to make more money writing crappy scripts in Hollywood. Gil is a huge fan of Paris in the 1920’s and considers it a Golden Age. One night, while walking the streets alone, a vintage car pulls up and gives him a ride to that era.

After that, every night, Gil takes a car ride back into the 20’s meeting the Fitzgeralds, Cole Porter, Hemmingway, Picasso and just about every big artist of the time. He also falls in love with Picasso’s then girlfriend, finding her and the era irresistible.

Carla Bruni, the first lady of France, makes a cameo as a French tour guide. Rachel McAdams plays the fiance. Kathy Bates makes a great Gertrude Stein and Adrian Brody kills as Salvador Dali. If you don’t know who those last two people are, you probably should just skip the movie and go see the latest Pirates movie.

Owen Wilson’s hapless persona works great in the story. The time-travel is subtle and fun. It’s not going to cause the usual “Terminator” arguments people get in. It’s actually not that important. Good stories are about people and Allen really humanizes these legendary artists. The movie is charming, funny and fun.

I give Midnight in Paris 9 out of 10 keggers. Don’t miss this one, bros.