- I haven't seen a lot of Woody Allen movies, so I didn't really have any preconceived notions about seeing this film, which is a good thing. At first, I didn't get it, then the clock struck 12, and I said aloud, "Ohhh."
- Well, of course Owen Wilson plays a screenwriter. It's a Woody Allen movie! I do know that he likes to write about writers.
- "I see...a rhinoceros." I heart Adrien Brody.
- I loved the scenery. I want to go to Paris and walk in the rain at night.
- Oh, dude, I was annoyed by the annoying Paul practically immediately. I don't know how any of the characters could stand to listen to him at all. I know he was written to be that way, and I'm glad that I don't have to hang out with anyone like that. I usually like Michael Sheen, so this is some good acting (and makeup) where I didn't even recognize him.
- I liked hearing the Cole Porter tunes integrated in the score.
- I don't know much about art history or literature, really, but I smiled whenever I figure out who each famous person was. The other ones just flew over my head.
- Kathy Bates as Gertrude Stein: awesome.
- Totally loved Corey Stoll as Hemingway. Spot on how I thought Hemingway actually acted.
- "What is it with this city? I need to write a letter to the Chamber of Commerce."
I enjoyed this movie (pssst....it involves time travel, how could I not?). It also has Salvador Dali being surreal. I would totally see this again, probably several times.
All nine of the Oscar Best Picture nominees have been viewed. I'm looking forward to the ceremony.