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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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10 June 2011 (USA)  »

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Box Office

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

According to Kurt Fuller when his agent called him about a role in the film, his agent had said that Woody Allen was interested in casting him in the film, which Fuller initially thought was a joke. Fuller was told by his agent to expect someone to arrive at his home, of which someone did with a manila envelope and instructed Fuller that they'd wait until Fuller read the 30 pages that was in the envelope before he had to return the script back. Fuller said there was a note attached to it, personally written by Allen that said "Kurt: thought you might have fun with this. If not, maybe something else down the road. Woody.". Fuller said that the script was blacked out, save for the lines Fuller was reading. Fuller simply responded back on the note to Allen "Are you kidding me? I love it! It would be so great!" when returning the script. Fuller said despite the low pay and it actually cost him to work on the film, he hasn't had to audition for a project since, but only gets offers for work now. See more »

Goofs

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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You can do some thinking while laughing!
20 May 2011 | by See 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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