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.
10 June 2011 (USA)
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Also Known As:
Midnight in Paris
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Opening Weekend USA: $599,003,
22 May 2011
Gross USA: $56,817,045
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $151,119,219
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?
Gil discovers that a woman with whom he had been dancing was Djuna Barnes
, who in 1936 published her now-classic novel Nightwood. Gil's remark about Barnes wanting to lead when they danced is an oblique reference to Barnes' bisexuality and the lesbian subject matter of Nightwood. Woody Allen
also named the main character of his movie Everyone Says I Love You
(1996) (which was also set partly in Paris) after Djuna Barnes. See more
At the time the film is set, Ernest Hemingway
worked as a foreign correspondent for The Toronto Star newspaper, and had not yet published a novel. See more
This is unbelievable! Look at this! There's no city like this in the world. There never was.
You act like you've never been here before.
I don't get here often enough, that's the problem. Can you picture how drop dead gorgeous this city is in the rain? Imagine this town in the '20s. Paris in the '20s, in the rain. The artists and writers!
Why does every city have to be in the rain? What's wonderful about getting wet?
Le Parc de Plaisir
Composed by François Parisi
Performed by François Parisi
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