Midnight in Paris
Woody Allen's funniest, most sentimental film in years is a time-travel fantasy set in Paris.
Allen's filmic 'stand-in' Gil (Owen Wilson), a frustrated novelist squandering his talent as a Hollywood screenwriter, is an unabashed nostalgist who yearns for the Paris of the 1920s, when the city teemed with ex-pat literary types like Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Gil meets both writers - and a few notable others - when he happens upon a time portal that spirits him to the Paris of his dreams. Over several enchanted evenings, Gil also finds himself increasingly fascinated by the winsome Adriana (Marion Cotillard, from La Vie En Rose), which causes complications in his contemporary reality as a soon-to-be-wed fiancé to perky American, Inez (Rachel McAdams).
A wonderfully game supporting cast features Kathy Bates (as Gertrude Stein), Michael Sheen (The Queen), Adrien Brody (as Salvador Dali) and the First Lady of France, Carla Bruni, in a cameo as a guide at the Rodin Museum.
"The magic of Paris and the mystique of an era gone-by are the stars of Midnight in Paris - Woody Allen's best film for years" - Urban Cinefile