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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 everyday 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)


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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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:

Midnight in Paris  »

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?


This is the first Woody Allen film to go through a digital intermediate, instead of being color timed in the traditional photochemical way. According to Allen, its use here is a test to see if he likes it enough to use on his future films. See more »


In the scene with Dali the bottle of Chateau Haut Brion on the table is of shape not adopted by the property until 1958. 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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Featured in The 84th Annual Academy Awards (2012) See more »


Le Parc de Plaisir
Composed by François Parisi
Performed by François Parisi
Courtesy of Extreme Production Music USA
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User Reviews

30 May 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I loved this movie! It blends film noir with Stardust Memories, The Purple Rose of Cairo, and a bit of Annie Hall. The scenes of Paris were enough to make one fall in love. The music was superb! Having all the artists and writers show up was the ultimate name dropping contest! Their caricatures were hysterical! Casting Adrien Brody as Salvatore Dali was mind blowing, along with the surreal discussion about a rhino.

I think Owen Wilson is the best Woody Allen by far. He has a kind of naivete that seems to fit perfectly with who Woody seems to be and the combination of Owen's good looks with Woody's humor is riveting!

Of course the "nostalgia" theme and the -I really want to be somewhere else because it's too boring here- give the story a whole other layer of meaning. For we artists and writers it's one of the things that sparks our creativity, so I loved this discussion and the never ending unraveling the story provokes. While he's entertaining you, getting you to laugh hysterically about it all, you're actually getting the point he's trying to make! There is no one who is so brilliant! Enjoy!

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