in about 100 words or less
US 94m, Colour
Director: Woody Allen; Cast: Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard, Adrien Brody, Marion Cotillard, Tom Hiddleston, Léa Seydoux, Michael Sheen
Midnight in Paris is a beautifully filmed romantic fantasy that takes place during three-time periods in Paris. Gil Pender is a successful Hollywood screenplay writer who is struggling to become a serious author. While on vacation in Paris with his fiancée in 2010, he stumbles back in time at the stroke of midnight to find himself surrounded by the greatest artists of the 1920s. With help from Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Stein and others, Gil realizes that he must live in the present if he is to fulfil his own dreams. A wonderfully charming and satirical film, Midnight in Paris offers no explanation for Gil’s ability to move through time, nor does it require one (Klaus Ming November 2013).