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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Gil
... Inez
... John
... Helen
... Paul
... Carol
... Museum Guide
Maurice Sonnenberg ... Man at Wine Tasting
... 1920's Partygoer
... 1920's Partygoer
... 1920's Partygoer
Marie-Sohna Condé ... 1920's Partygoer (as Marie-Sohne Condé)
... Cole Porter
... Zelda Fitzgerald
... 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 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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Rated PG-13 for some sexual references and smoking | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€1,048,445 (Spain), 15 May 2011, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$599,003, 22 May 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$56,816,662

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$151,119,219
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Trivia

Two major American figures in 1920s Paris, Ezra Pound and Robert McAlmon, are not mentioned in this film. See more »

Goofs

Getrude Stein refers to 'science fiction'. In the 1920s, the usual term was 'scientific romance', although Hugo Gernsback (editor of the first sf magazine, Amazing Stories, first published April 1926) unsuccessfully attempted to popularise 'scientifiction'. 'Science fiction' wasn't coined until the 1930s. See more »

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[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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Parlez-moi d'Amour
Music by Jean Lenoir
Lyrics by Jean Lenoir
© Sté d'Editions Musicales Internationales (S.E.M.I.)-Paris
Performed by Dana Boulé
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Midnight in Paris
12 May 2011 | by See all my reviews

Woody Allen's love affair with France, which goes back decades, finds its finality with "Midnight in Paris," the latest of Allen's Parisian brochures, which recently opened at the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday. The good news is that Allen seems to be paying attention in a way he hasn't always done in recent films, and has found a way to channel his often-caustic misanthropy, half-comic fear of death and anti-American bitterness into agreeable comic whimsy. The nominal point of "Midnight in Paris" is that we've all got to make the best of life in our own time while longing for a past that probably never existed. If anything, Allen seems to be rebuking himself, ever so mildly, for his compulsive romanticism, his obsession with the past and his disconnection from contemporary American life. Allen has baked us a sweet, airy Parisian dessert with just a sense of sentimental substance in the finish. One of his better films in his latter years.


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