YMMV / Midnight in Paris

  • Ensemble Darkhorse:
    • Most viewers will have their own favorite character, but everybody loves Corey Stoll's performance as Ernest Hemingway.
    • Dalí IS this trope, due to being a Cloudcuckoolander who was basically a walking Funny Moment.
    • Kathy Bates' performance as Gertrude Stein is also an eye opener.
  • Funny Moments: Gil trying to explain his troubles to the Surrealists.
    Man Ray: A man in love with a woman from a different era. I see a photograph.
    Luis Buñuel: I see a film.
    Gil: I see an insurmountable problem.
    Salvador Dalí: I see…a rhinoceros.
  • Genius Bonus: A knowledge of early twentieth century writers and artists is needed to know who half the cast is and what they are referencing.
  • Older Than They Think: The concept for Midnight in Paris first aired as a stand-up routine Allen performed during the 60s.
  • One-Scene Wonder:
    • Adrien Brody appears as Salvador Dalí, who is obsessed with rhinoceroses.
    • Almost every artist or writer in this movie is a One-Scene Wonder.
  • Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped: Don't think too hard about the past and value the present.
  • Win Back the Crowd: For fans of Woody Allen, this is seen as one of the best films of his later career, even winning him his first Oscar since Hannah and Her Sisters 25 years prior.