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Midnight in Paris (2011)



Critic Consensus: It may not boast the depth of his classic films, but the sweetly sentimental Midnight in Paris is funny and charming enough to satisfy Woody Allen fans.

Movie Info

This is a romantic comedy set in Paris about a family that goes there because of business, and two young people who are engaged to be married in the fall have experiences there that change their lives. It's about a young man's great love for a city, Paris, and the illusion people have that a life different from theirs would be much better. It stars Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard, Kathy Bates, Carla Bruni, among others. -- (C) Sony Classicsmore
Rating: PG-13 (for some sexual references and smoking)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: Woody Allen
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 20, 2011
Box Office: $55.4M
Sony Pictures Classics - Official Site


Carla Bruni
as Museum Guide
Adrien Brody
as Salvador Dali
Corey Stoll
as Ernest Hemingway
Tom Hiddleston
as F. Scott Fitzgerald
Alison Pill
as Zelda Fitzgerald
Léa Seydoux
as Gabrielle
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Critic Reviews for Midnight in Paris

All Critics (207) | Top Critics (47)

Mr. Allen's habitual romanticizing of the wealthy has grown stale and is especially problematic in this recession.

Full Review… | October 7, 2015
Critic's Notebook

Breezy and casually profound, with a killer gimmick that keeps on giving.

Full Review… | May 3, 2015
Philadelphia Weekly

I continue to be utterly taken with Midnight in Paris.

Full Review… | June 1, 2014
2UE That Movie Show

It's charming and smart, and riddled with little joys.

Full Review… | August 3, 2013
Chicago Daily Herald

It's attractive and easy to slip into, but [Allen] didn't put enough thought into the design, and it soon falls apart.

Full Review… | August 3, 2013
Charlotte Observer

It lacks the humor of Annie Hall. It lacks the depth of Manhattan. But it manages to entertain, mainly as an homage to Paris - a romp through the city's intellectual and artistic history.

Full Review… | August 3, 2013
Austin American-Statesman

Audience Reviews for Midnight in Paris


With this charming tale about a dissatisfied young man who would rather live in the golden days of a long past époque than in the present, Woody Allen comes up with another adorable film and seems like having a lot of fun putting those delightful witty lines in the mouth of his idols.

Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer


Another light but quite mysterious and powerful drama from Woody Allen, as simple as always.. The cast weren't full of A-list actor, but they're pretty convincing enough to me as they brought a good performance.. But overall, it's just another sweet romantic movie by Woody Allen.. Not one of his best but definitely worth to watch..

Sanjaya 丘耀文

Super Reviewer


One of the most enjoyable and delightful of Allen's films to me. Wilson was great as Woody Allen as well.

Graham Jones
Graham Jones

Super Reviewer

Midnight in Paris Quotes

Ernest: I believe that love that is true and real, creates a respite from death. All cowardice comes from not loving or not loving well, which is the same thing. And then the man who is brave and true looks death squarely in the face, like some rhino-hunters I know or Belmonte, who is truly brave... It is because they make love with sufficient passion, to push death out of their minds... until it returns, as it does, to all men... and then you must make really good love again.
– Submitted by Samira O (3 years ago)
Paul: Nostalgia is denial - denial of the painful present... the name for this denial is golden age thinking - the erroneous notion that a different time period is better than the one ones living in - its a flaw in the romantic imagination of those people who find it difficult to cope with the present.
– Submitted by Samira O (3 years ago)
Gil: Adriana, if you stay here though, and this becomes your present then pretty soon you'll start imagining another time was really your... You know, was really the golden time. Yeah, that's what the present is. It's a little unsatisfying because life's a little unsatisfying.
– Submitted by Samira O (3 years ago)
Gert: The artist's job is not to succumb to despair but to find an antidote for the emptiness of existence.
– Submitted by Samira O (3 years ago)

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