If I could live anywhere, it would be a night in Paris in the 1920s.
— GilMidnight in Paris is a 2011 comedy/fantasy film directed by Woody Allen.Owen Wilson — the latest actor to be handed Allen's "screen persona" nebbish character — plays Gil, a hack but successful Hollywood screenwriter who dreams of writing novels. He and his fiancée Inez (Rachel McAdams) are visiting Paris with her parents; Gil falls in love with the city while Inez dreams of living in a Malibu suburb. One night, as Inez and her friends go out dancing, Gil takes a walk and discovers a square where every night at midnight, a magic car shows up that transports him to 1920s Paris. He continues to travel there, much to Inez's anger and suspicion.The film seems to have joined Match Point and Vicky Cristina Barcelona as one of Allen's more acclaimed later films. It has also seemingly struck a chord with audiences and become Allen's highest grossing film domestically (a title previously held by Hannah And Her Sisters since the '80s) and internationally.The film became the first Allen film since Hannah that was nominated for Best Picture. Allen also received a Best Director nomination and won Best Original Screenplay.Warning: spoilers ahead.
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