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Running Time:
1 hour, 28 minutes

Rating: PG-13 Parents Strongly Cautioned.

Rating Explanation:
for some sexual references and smoking.

Jimmy's Buzz Guide Review:
This whimsical, frothy delight is Woody Allen's best film in years.

Additional Info:
Owen Wilson ... Gil
Rachel McAdams ... Inez
Michael Sheen ... Paul
Marion Cotillard ... Adriana
Tom Hiddleston ... Fitzgerald
Adrien Brody ... Dali
Kathy Bates ... Gertrude Stein
Corey Stoll ... Hemingway
Carla Bruni ... Museum Guide

Midnight in Paris
Midnight in Paris starring Owen Wilson: DVD Cover Gil Pender (Owen Wilson) is a successful but creatively frustrated Hollywood screenwriter on vacation in Paris with his fiancee, Inez (Rachel McAdams), and her parents. Once there, the couple meet up with an insufferable professor friend (Michael Sheen) and his girlfriend. On a tour of Versailles, they talk about the novel Gil's have trouble completing. Gil is obsessed with Paris in the '20s, and that night, Gil skips out on Inez to wander the streets of the city and at midnight a vintage Peugeot full of merrymakers pulls up and invites him to join them. They take him to a party where he meets Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald (Tom Hiddleston and Alison Pill) and Cole Porter himself is singing at the piano and soon he's talking to Ernest Hemingway (Corey Stoll), who speaks about courage and manliness. Hemingway agrees to read Gil's manuscript, but when Gil comes back after picking it up from his hotel, not only has Hemingway vanished, so has the scene of the party.

The next few days are divided between the long, dull daytimes with the increasingly irritated Inez and her boring parents (Kurt Fuller and Mimi Kennedy) and brief, magical nights when he dances the Charleston and gets to meet Gertrude Stein (Kathy Bates) who really does agree to read his book. Gil also begins to fall for the impossibly beautiful Adriana (Marion Cotillard), a woman who seems to have slept with everyone from Hemingway to Picasso to Modigliani, but seems even more caught up in the Belle Époque of 19th-century Paris where she introduces Gil to Toulouse-Lautrec and Gauguin at Maxim's. But soon Gil begins to realize that there's no such thing as an ideal era, a time free of conflict and regret.

After any number of unimpressive film appearances lately, Owen Wilson makes a perfect Allen surrogate in Midnight in Paris, although he obviously looks or acts nothing like Woody. And, although this may be be a minor Woody Allen film, it is still his best and certainly most charming in years

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