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Midnight in Paris

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

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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    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

  • 75
    Ella TaylorNPR

    But lo! Isn't that Owen Wilson, blond and goyische to the gills, yet faithfully replicating the put-upon slump of the Allen shoulders, the quavering stammers about art vs. success, literature vs. Hollywood? show more

  • 90
    Stephanie ZacharekMovieline

    The best Allen movie in 10 years, or maybe even close to 20 - is all about that idea: Reckoning with the past as a real place, but also worrying about the limits of nostalgia. show more

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Awards

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