"When Inez goes off dancing with her friends, Gil takes a walk at midnight and discovers what could be the ultimate source of inspiration for writing. Gil's daily walks at midnight in Paris could take him closer to the heart of the city but further from the woman he's about to marry."
Lenght: 1 h 34 minutes
Release time: August 2011
Form: Movie (through Viaplay in Finland)
Genre: Contemporary Romance / Comedy
Buy: Watch / $8.99 (Amazon Instant Video)
"Gil and Inez travel to Paris as a tag-along vacation on her parents' business trip. Gil is a successful Hollywood writer but is struggling on his first novel.
He falls in love with the city and thinks they should move there after they get married, but Inez does not share his romantic notions of the city or the idea that the 1920s was the golden age. When Inez goes off dancing with her friends, Gil takes a walk at midnight and discovers what could be the ultimate source of inspiration for writing.
Gil's daily walks at midnight in Paris could take him closer to the heart of the city but further from the woman he's about to marry." ~ From Imdbs
Midnight in Paris was genuinely charming, idealistic and fun. I'm usually not into Woody Allen movies, but after seeing a .gif in Tumblr I decided to give this movie a go. And I do have a soft spot of 1920's so this matched me so well. Not once did I feel bored or wanted to do something else, I was completely invested even though I really have never liked Owen Wilson in movies.
I loved the set of characters! Gil's midnight journeys to the golden age of Paris was interesting idea, I loved seeing Scott Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Picasso, Dali and Cole Porter. I also loved Rachel McAdams as Gil's fiancee and her intellectual friends - kudos to Michael Sheen being thoroughly annoying snob. I also loved Gil's inspiration quest through Paris nights to find meaning for his writing, with Parisian music and lit city it was mesmerizingly beautiful and immediately made me want to visit old Paris.
The idea of traveling back to 1920 and beginning to fall in love with the muse of the greatest artist of the time is dreamily romantic and Marion Cotillard is so enchanting to watch it makes the romance even more etheric.
Now excuse me as I book a plain ticket to Paris and hope to catch that car at Midnight and visit one very fetching looking Fitzgerald, you know, to help with me writing. ;)