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

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Woody Allen
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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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Both Tom Hiddleston (F. Scott Fitzgerald) and Corey Stoll (Ernest Hemingway) played villains in Marvel cinematic movies. Hiddleston as Loki from Thor and Stoll as Darren Cross a.k.a the Yellowjacket from Ant Man. See more »

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When Gil and Adriana are walking in Pigalle among the prostitutes, modern 'bumpy' paving stones for blind people can be clearly seen as they cross the road. 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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You've Got That Thing
Composed by Cole Porter
© WB Music Corp.
Performed by Conal Fowkes
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Speaking as an Allen virgin...
5 September 2011 | by dancindiva-61-296948See all my reviews

As crazy as it may be, this is the first Allen film I have ever seen, and after watching this, I am definitely going to watch all of his others. This kind of film makes me wonder how we can be happy with rom coms where we know the films entire plot from the advert. I was completely caught by surprise at the romantic, clever, intriguing, funny, interesting and thoroughly well written script. I had no idea about the plot and was happily led by Wilson's character into the depths of Paris' magical midnight strike. Other actor's involved did a great job too. I was particularly impressed with McAdams as it just adds to her ability to play any role. I think overall I'm simply in awe at the film. It's a classic. A really refreshing idea, gently portrayed in an almost realistic way, like this French magic really does exist. The music and scenery adds to the charm of the film and the subtle humour is a nice touch too. I would definitely recommend this to anyone and will watch this over and over again for years to come. Along with Manhattan, Match Point, Annie Hall....


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Release Date:

10 June 2011 (USA) See more »

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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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