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Midnight in Paris | Film Review

This movie is romantic comedy about how a business trip to Paris can change lives.

Director: Woody Allen

Writer: Woody Allen

Main Characters: Owen Wilson (Gil), Rachel McAdams (Inez).


Midnight in Paris premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2011 and was released in May 2011 in the United States. Written and directed by Woody Allen, this charming film won the Golden Globe for Best Screenplay in 2012 and received four Academy Awards nominations: Best Art Direction, Best Direction, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Picture.

Inez and her fiancé Gil vacation in France with Inez’s parents. Gil, an artistic soul, is trying to finish his first novel, without much support from Inez. Gil decides he loves Paris and all of the inspiration it offers, but Inez would rather live in Malibu.

Gil goes for a stroll one night while intoxicated, and ends up invited to a bar by a bunch of snappily dressed limo passengers. Once at the bar, Gil realizes he’s in the 20s – Josephine Baker, Cole Porter, F.Scott Fitzgerald, and Ernest Hemingway included. He leaves with the intention to go back to his hotel room to retrieve his manuscript so that Hemingway can give it to Gertrude Stein, but Gil finds himself returned to present-day as soon as he leaves the bar.

The rest of the story continues with Gil’s quest to return to that time, to convince Inez to love Paris as much as he, and to decide what he wants with his life. 

On a scale of 1 through 5,

1= I wasted my time, they wasted their time

5= Excellente!  I want everyone to see this!

I rate Midnight in Paris a 4 (This was pretty good.)

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