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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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Woody Allen

Writer:

Woody Allen
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 25 wins & 102 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Owen Wilson ... Gil
Rachel McAdams ... Inez
Kurt Fuller ... John
Mimi Kennedy ... Helen
Michael Sheen ... Paul
Nina Arianda ... Carol
Carla Bruni ... Museum Guide
Maurice Sonnenberg Maurice Sonnenberg ... Man at Wine Tasting
Thierry Hancisse ... 1920's Partygoer
Guillaume Gouix ... 1920's Partygoer
Audrey Fleurot ... 1920's Partygoer
Marie-Sohna Condé Marie-Sohna Condé ... 1920's Partygoer (as Marie-Sohne Condé)
Yves Heck ... Cole Porter
Alison Pill ... Zelda Fitzgerald
Tom Hiddleston ... F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Storyline

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 he and Inez should move there after they get married, but Inez does not share his romantic notions of the city or the idea that the 1920s were 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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Rated PG-13 for some sexual references and smoking | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The flea market scenes were filmed during the week when the market is normally closed. See more »

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At one point Gil says that Scott 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 F. Scott 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 »

Quotes

[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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Connections

Referenced in She Was Pretty: Episode #1.12 (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Let's Do It (Let's Fall in Love)
Composed by Cole Porter
© WB Music Corp.
Performed by Conal Fowkes
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You can do some thinking while laughing!
20 May 2011 | by klassepigeSee all my reviews

Quite a lot of great lines carrying life's wisdom; Profound reflection and insight of living the precious present expressed in a light-hearted touch! If you have your own 'Golden Age' fantasy, you will likely enjoy it. This movie seems to be relatively more straightforward in communicating its message than some of Allen's other works, such as "You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger." As a plus, lovely cinematography of the city of Paris - Mr. Allen has apparently fallen in love with the 'good old (and charming)' European major cities; e.g., London, Paris, Barcelona and etc. Very likely, you will leave the movie theater with a big and warm smile on your face...


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Release Date:

10 June 2011 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$599,003, 22 May 2011

Gross USA:

$56,817,045

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$153,959,590
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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