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
10 June 2011 (USA)
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Also Known As:
Medianoche en París
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Opening Weekend: $599,003
(20 May 2011)
(16 March 2012)
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?
When casting for the movie, Woody Allen
knew that he needed a French actress for Adriana so his first choice was Marion Cotillard
. When Allen asked Cotillard to be a part of his movie, she was at home and talked with him for over an hour. When the conversation ended, Cotillard said: "Oh, my God, I've been talking to Woody Allen - that was Woody Allen's voice!" See more
At one point Gil says that F. Scott Fitzgerald explained the concept of "cognitive dissonance" to him. This term was not in wide use until the 1950s. Gil was referring to a quotation often attributed to Fitzgerald: "The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposing ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function." See more
This is unbelievable! Look at this! There's no city like this in the world. There never was.
You act like you've never been here before.
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!
Why does every city have to be in the rain? What's wonderful about getting wet?
Ain't She Sweet
Composed by Milton Ager
& Jack Yellen
© WB Music Corp.
Used by permission of Edwin H. Morris & Company
A division of MPL Music Publishing, Inc.
Performed by Enoch Light
& The Charleston City All Stars
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises See more