Owen Wilson embodies a soon-to-be married, neurotic, and maudlin writer (a.k.a. Woody Allen) who experiences life-changing flights of fancy in time during his visit to Paris. A time-traveling car makes it possible for him to meet famous cultural icons from the 1920s like Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein, and Dali. They help him with the novel he's working on, but they also pull him away from his fiancÚ to rediscover and honor passion-affirming values. There are always a parade of throw-away women for Woody Allen's characters to lust after, taste, or become horrified by. The ones they end up with are one-sided, sweet, and easy, but of course, the film ends before this plays out. Woody Allen's happy ending embraces nostalgia and romanticism as a lifestyle in the here-and-now; it may be the most hipster-affirming plot ever!
Tagline: I never thought Woody Allen would look so good as a blonde.