Monday, April 26, 2010

Woody revealed!

Because I grew up shortly after his biggest accomplishments, I've always been quasi-ambivalent to the recent work of Woody Allen. Then he cast Scarlett Johansson as a horny tramp in Match Point, and suddenly I had renewed interest in the auteur. All joking aside, I get the appeal but other than his classic material, he hasn't hit a home run with me personally in a long time. How to remedy this problem (which I know keeps Woody Allen up all night thinking "How? How do I please Ryan Syrek?"): You cast a group of talented hotties. We knew for awhile that Allen was shooting in Paris, but we didn't know the title of the film, a plot, or the full cast. Well, Yahtzee. We now know all three. It's called Midnight in Paris (am I the only one that makes a mental joke about Paris Hilton's sex tape every time a movie title ends with "in Paris?" Yes? Okay then). It's about a family that travels to, um, Paris; a young engaged couple is among them, and they confront the classic temptations of those about to get married. Allen says in a press release, “the film celebrates a young man’s great love for Paris, and simultaneously explores the illusion people have that a life different from their own is better.” Interesting. More interesting than this? The cast. Get ready for a full-blown hottie attack:
Owen Wilson (And hopefully this hat)
Marion Cotillard (Whose accent will finally fit)
Rachel McAdams (Who can do anything she wants at all times)
Carla Bruni-Sarkozy (The first lady of France?!?!?!)
Kathy Bates (What? She's hottttttt, right?)

Obviously, they had me at McAdams, who I can only hope plays the trashy love interest but likely plays the sweet, well-intentioned engaged lady. Sigh.

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Blogger Aaron D said...

I for one am hoping for more Kathy Bates nude scenes ala About Schmidt. For me it was a coming of age moment. I think most people remember where they were when they saw that scene the same way they remember what was happening when Kennedy was shot or Arrested Development was canceled.

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