Midnight in Paris is a 2011 fantasy comedy film written and directed by Woody Allen. Set in Paris, the film follows Gil Pender, a screenwriter, who is forced to confront the shortcomings of his relationship with his materialistic fiancée and their divergent goals, which become increasingly exaggerated as he travels back in time each night at midnight. The movie explores themes of nostalgia and modernism.
- Owen Wilson as Gil Pender
- Rachel McAdams as Inez
- Marion Cotillard as Adriana
- Tom Hiddleston as F. Scott Fitzgerald
- Alison Pill as Zelda Fitzgerald
- Corey Stoll as Ernest Hemingway
- Adrien Brody as Salvador Dalí
- Léa Seydoux as Gabrielle
“What are you writing?”/’Hemingway’.
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Midnight in Paris : Critical response
Midnight in Paris received critical acclaim. On Rotten Tomatoes the film has an approval rating of 93%, based on 208 reviews, with an average rating of 7.8/10. The site’s critical consensus reads, It may not boast the depth of his classic films, but the sweetly sentimental Midnight in Paris is funny and charming enough to satisfy Woody Allen fans.
Gertrude Stein: “We all fear death and question our place in the universe. The artist’s job is not to succumb to despair, but to find an antidote for the emptiness of existence.”
Jonathan Ross talks to Woody Allen & Owen Wilson about Midnight in Paris
Behind the scene
Woody Allen’s next and previous movies
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