Midnight in Paris Poster

Release Date: May 20th, 2011

DVD Release Date: December 20th, 2011

PG-13|1 hr 34 min

Plot Summary
Gil Pender (Owen Wilson) is a screenwriter and aspiring novelist. Vacationing in Paris with his fiancee (Rachel McAdams), he has taken to touring the city alone. On one such late-night excursion, Gil encounters a group of strange -- yet familiar -- revelers, who sweep him along, apparently back in time, for a night with some of the Jazz Age's icons of art and literature. The more time Gil spends with these cultural heroes of the past, the more dissatisfied he becomes with the present.

Cast: Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard, Michael Sheen, Kathy Bates, Adrien Brody, Léa Seydoux, Nina Arianda

Director: Woody Allen

Genres: Fantasy, Romantic comedy

Production Co: Pontchartrain

Distributors: Sony Pictures Classics, Sony Pictures Classics

Keywords: Love, Lighthearted, Amusing, Emotional, Transformation, 2010s, France

Ratings & Reviews

view all
  • In Woody Allen's beguiling and then bedazzling new comedy, nostalgia isn't at all what it used to be - it's smarter, sweeter, fizzier and ever so much funnier. show more

  • Midnight in Paris is not a perfect movie - as in "Julie & Julia" one senses its creator's impatience to leave the bleached-out present for the colorful past. But it is warm and effortless, qualities that make it embraceable. show more

  • Darius Khondji's cinematography evokes to the hilt the gorgeously inviting Paris of so many people's imaginations (while conveniently ignoring the rest), and the film has the concision and snappy pace of Allen's best work. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com


Nominated Original Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2012)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2011)
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Winner Writing (Original Screenplay)
Nominated Art Direction
Winner Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Winner Best Foreign Language Film
Grande Prêmio do Cinema Brasileiro (2011)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Directing
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2011)