Midnight in Paris

Midnight in Paris

Midnight in Paris

Woody Allen romantic comedy set in Paris, starring Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard, Michael Sheen, Kathy Bates and Carla Bruni.

Soon to be married Gil (Wilson) and Inez (McAdams) are holidaying in Paris. While Inez spends her time fawning over her smug former boyfriend also on holiday (Sheen), Gil (Wilson) frets over his literary talents - he’s a screenwriter yearning to put his name on a novel and join the pantheon of great American writers of a bygone era. When out exploring by himself, Gil comes across a group of retro-dressed partygoers who beckon him to join them in a spot of time-travelling carousing. There he meets an A-list of literary giants who rubbed shoulders in 1920s Paris. Returning night after night, Gil relishes his new intellectual chums and grows increasingly annoyed at the seemingly shallow reality of life with his future wife and in-laws (Kurt Fuller and Mimi Kennedy).

Best Screenplay, Golden Globes 2012.
2011Rating: PG, contains sexual references94 minsSpain, USA
Romantic Comedy
Director:
Woody Allen ('Vicki Cristina Barcelona', 'Bullets Over Broadway', 'Radio Days', 'Manhattan', 'Annie Hall')
Writer:
Woody Allen
Cast:
Owen WilsonRachel McAdamsMichael SheenMarion CotillardAdrien BrodyKathy BatesTom HiddlestonCarla Bruni
65%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Like a swoony lost chapter from "Paris, je t'aime" agreeably extended to feature length.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Witty, featherlight and openly sentimental, this is Woody’s love letter to Paris and the most relaxed, likeable movie he’s made in years.

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

It is marvelously romantic, even though - or precisely because - it acknowledges the disappointment that shadows every genuine expression of romanticism.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

Owen Wilson is a key to the movie's appeal. He makes Gil so sincere, so enthusiastic.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

With Midnight in Paris, Allen has lightened up, allowed himself a treat and in the process created a gift for us and him.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Light, assured, and utterly charming: Woody Allen’s sublime gifts are still intact.

4.0
0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

An unassuming wisp of a movie, Midnight In Paris finds Woody Allen penning a love letter to the City Of Lights, albeit one whose sentiments could easily fit on a postcard.

0

I think Woody Allen is a comedic, and at times, cinematic, genius. This film is pleasant and watchable, and it's concept of mingling with the literary and arts giants of a bygone era is very exciting, but the anticipation did not live up to the actual result. Owen W is always great, and Rachel M too, but the inevitability of their future is so obvious as...

3.0
0

And if you've ever been to Paris you will love it.

4.0
0

Having never been a fan of Owen Wilson, I was initially a bit hesitant to see this, however after hearing rave reviews, plus a spur of the moment visit to the cinema (where the only other choice was Johnny English) made me take the plunge. And I'm very glad that I did! Despite the fantastical elements of many scenes, all the characters were incredibly...

4.0
0

Certainly not up there with his greats (when he's more direct, more ballsy, like his classics - Annie Hall or Manhattan), but it's breezy, funny and worth a watch for sure. Woody Allen at half mast is better than most.

3.0
0

This film is very easy viewing, utterly charming, heart-warming, wonderfully acted and superbly written.

5.0
0

Midnight in Paris is about Gil and Inez played by Owen Wilson and Rachel McAdams. They are on holiday in Paris. Gil is a writer and yearns for the golden age of Paris in the 1920's. At Midnight one night he meets some people who are dressed up in 1920's get up's and he feels like he's in a dream. He meets Hemmingway and his other idols. Clearly Woody Allen...

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Like a swoony lost chapter from "Paris, je t'aime" agreeably extended to feature length.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Witty, featherlight and openly sentimental, this is Woody’s love letter to Paris and the most relaxed, likeable movie he’s made in years.

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

It is marvelously romantic, even though - or precisely because - it acknowledges the disappointment that shadows every genuine expression of romanticism.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

Owen Wilson is a key to the movie's appeal. He makes Gil so sincere, so enthusiastic.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

With Midnight in Paris, Allen has lightened up, allowed himself a treat and in the process created a gift for us and him.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Light, assured, and utterly charming: Woody Allen’s sublime gifts are still intact.

4.0
0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

An unassuming wisp of a movie, Midnight In Paris finds Woody Allen penning a love letter to the City Of Lights, albeit one whose sentiments could easily fit on a postcard.

0

I think Woody Allen is a comedic, and at times, cinematic, genius. This film is pleasant and watchable, and it's concept of mingling with the literary and arts giants of a bygone era is very exciting, but the anticipation did not live up to the actual result. Owen W is always great, and Rachel M too, but the inevitability of their future is so obvious...

3.0
0

And if you've ever been to Paris you will love it.

4.0
0

Having never been a fan of Owen Wilson, I was initially a bit hesitant to see this, however after hearing rave reviews, plus a spur of the moment visit to the cinema (where the only other choice was Johnny English) made me take the plunge. And I'm very glad that I did! Despite the fantastical elements of many scenes, all the characters were incredibly...

4.0
0

Certainly not up there with his greats (when he's more direct, more ballsy, like his classics - Annie Hall or Manhattan), but it's breezy, funny and worth a watch for sure. Woody Allen at half mast is better than most.

3.0
0

This film is very easy viewing, utterly charming, heart-warming, wonderfully acted and superbly written.

5.0
0

Midnight in Paris is about Gil and Inez played by Owen Wilson and Rachel McAdams. They are on holiday in Paris. Gil is a writer and yearns for the golden age of Paris in the 1920's. At Midnight one night he meets some people who are dressed up in 1920's get up's and he feels like he's in a dream. He meets Hemmingway and his other idols. Clearly Woody...

4.0
0