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Midnight in Paris (2011)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Fantasy, Romance  |  10 June 2011 (USA)
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While on a trip to Paris with his fiancée's family, a nostalgic screenwriter finds himself mysteriously going back to the 1920s every day at midnight.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Maurice Sonnenberg ...
1920's Partygoer
1920's Partygoer
1920's Partygoer
Marie-Sohna Conde ...
1920's Partygoer (as Marie-Sohne Condé)
Yves Heck ...


Gil and Inez travel to Paris as a tag-along vacation on her parents' business trip. Gil is a successful Hollywood writer but is struggling on his first novel. He falls in love with the city and thinks they should move there after they get married, but Inez does not share his romantic notions of the city or the idea that the 1920s was the golden age. When Inez goes off dancing with her friends, Gil takes a walk at midnight and discovers what could be the ultimate source of inspiration for writing. Gil's daily walks at midnight in Paris could take him closer to the heart of the city but further from the woman he's about to marry. Written by napierslogs

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1920s | midnight | love | novel | writer | See All (88) »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sexual references and smoking | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

10 June 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Medianoche en París  »

Box Office


$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$599,003 (USA) (20 May 2011)


$56,816,662 (USA) (16 March 2012)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Woody Allen did not attend the 2012 Oscars Ceremony to receive the Best Original Screenplay Academy Award, continuing his trend of never appearing at the event. Allen is not a member of the Academy though he did appear at the 2002 Oscars ceremony for a tribute to New York films after the September 11 bombings. See more »


Gil and Adriana dance to the tune of the song 'Parlez-moi d'Amour', not written until 1930. See more »


[first lines]
Gil: This is unbelievable! Look at this! There's no city like this in the world. There never was.
Inez: You act like you've never been here before.
Gil: I don't get here often enough, that's the problem. Can you picture how drop dead gorgeous this city is in the rain? Imagine this town in the '20s. Paris in the '20s, in the rain. The artists and writers!
Inez: Why does every city have to be in the rain? What's wonderful about getting wet?
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Referenced in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.19 (2011) See more »


Written & Composed by Djalma Ferreira & Luiz Antônio (as Luiz Antonio)
© Fermata Do Brasil (Drink Editora Musical)
Used by permission of Rytvoc, Inc.
Performed by Original Paris Swing
Courtesy of Ramón Galán, F. Lochon, L. Fradelizi & V. Frade
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Allen Is Back In Fine Form
31 May 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Woody Allen takes Paris and bathes it within its own glory all the while making one of his most entertaining films in decades. Great cinematography, classic music, french food, french culture and Allen's trademark humor are pure magic. You may see some of the familiar character types from other films, but they only add to the mixture. Odd man out is Owen Wilson, but somehow he sheds his B-movie past and encompasses the Woody Allen humor without mimicking Allen. The ever-evolving plot twists will have you laughing as well as entranced. This is the first Allen film (in a long time) where he doesn't pontificate about life and death, but only celebrates the present while ironically, living in two eras. This is beyond Oscar material.

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