Director: Woody Allen. Cast: Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Kathy Bates, Michael Sheen, Marion Cotillard, Carla Bruni, Adrien Brody. 94 min. Rated PG-13. Spain/USA. Comedy/Fantasy.
If you're a nostalgic person, this is the movie for you. This time Owen Wilson, playing Woody Allen's own neurotic fast-talking wise-cracking persona, dreams of living in the 1920s Paris, and (without spoiling anything) suddenly finds himself experiencing how it feels to have lived during those times - with his fiancee and in-laws' absolute lack of empathy making the story ever more charming. The resolution provided for the nostalgia is especially satisfying: It may be your ideal dream, but to keep the dream alive, keep a safe distance. One of Allen's best.
PS #1: Again, Michael Sheen's presence is the stamp of approval for a good movie.
PS #2: Watch for Carla Bruni, French President Sarkozy's wife, as the Rodin garden tour guide.