Midnight in Paris is a romantic comedy set in Paris about a family that goes there because of business, and two young people who are engaged to be married in the Fall have experiences there that change their lives. It's about a young man's great love for a city, Paris, and the illusion people have that a life different from theirs would be much better.
Update: Sony's Blu-ray presents the film in its original aspect ratio of 1.85:1. Sony's official press release notes that the disc will have a 3.0 LCR audio track and the following bonus supplements:
+1 on the hopefully a reasonable price on release week.
Reminds me I have a few of his dvds still needing a view yet (most of those that weren't in the 3 box sets). Doubtful many of them will be getting a blu treatment since seemingly several of them are out of print altogether. Maybe we'll be surprised some day, preferably soon.
It's a longer transition to video because it's actually still playing in theatres in some cities. It's still playing in New York, for example. And since this has been the best performing Woody Allen film in years, they're going to milk it to get as much revenue as they can, because most of his films lose money in the theatrical run.
This was a great film...probably the best of his of the last 20 years or so.
As for the sound, even though it's LCR, expect it to be mono. All of Allen's films are mono. He apparently does not like stereo sound at all.
I don't think the writing was lazy at all as it respects the audience ability to know who these characters are.