Midnight in Paris

Synopsis: 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.
Director(s): Woody Allen
Production: Sony Pictures Classics
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 24 wins & 101 nominations.
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94 min

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?

I mean, could you ever picture us

moving here after we're married?

Oh God, no.

I could never live out of the United States.

You know, if I'd stayed here and written novels,

and not gotten, you know, caught up in that,

just, grinding out movie scripts...

I'll tell you something:

I would drop the house in Beverly Hills,

the pool, everything,

in a second.

I mean, look:

This is where Monet lived and painted.

We're 30 minutes from town.

Imagine the two of us settling here.

We could do it, I mean,

if my book turns out.

You're in love with a fantasy.

I'm in love with you.

We should get back to town.

We're meeting Mom and Dad for dinner.

Let's meet 'em.

There are our sightseers.

If I never see another charming

boulevard or bistro again, I...

- What a town!

- Yes. To visit.

I could see myself living here!

I feel like the Parisians kind of "get me."

I can see myself just strolling

along the Left Bank with a,

you know, baguette under my arm,

headed to Caf de Flore

to scribble away on my book.

What did Hemingway say?

He called it a "moveable feast."

In this traffic, nothing moves.

Well, a toast to John's new business venture here!

- Cheers!

- Cheers!

- Congratulations.

- Thank you.

Well, I'll be perfectly frank.

I'm excited about this corporate merger between

our folks and the French company, but otherwise,

I'm not a big Francophile.

- John hates their politics.

- Certainly been no friend to the United States.

Well, I mean, you can't exactly blame them

for not following us down that rabbit's hole in Iraq.

- The whole Bush, you know,...

- Oh, please. Let's not get into this

- bad discussion again and again.

- Honey, honey. We're not getting into-- By the way, it's

fine for your father and I to disagree.

That's what a democracy is.

Your father defends the right-wing of the Republican party,

and I happen to think you almost got to be

- like, a demented lunatic, but it's like...

- Okay. Okay!

But it doesn't mean we don't

respect each other's views, am I right?

- Can we talk about the wedding plans?

- Yes! Please.

Let's do that.

- Your father is just...

- Inez?

- Huh? Carol?

- Hi.

Oh my G... What are you doing here?

- Nice to see you! Hi.

- Hey!

- How are you?

- Good, thanks.

Paul and Carol Bates, this is my mother

- and father, and, of course, you know Gail.

- Hi. Very nice to meet you.

Well, you... you didn't mention

you were going to be here.

No, it was sudden. Um...

Paul got invited to lecture at

the Sorbone.(sic.) Sorbonne.

Oh, how wonderful!

Well, uh, Dad's here on business,

and we just decided to

- freeload along. - Yes.

- Oh.

That's great. We can spend some time together.

Well, I think we have a

lot of commitments, but I'm sure it's...

- What?

- Well, what are doing tomorrow?

- We're driving to Verrsailles. (sic.)

- Versailles...

- Versailles.

- Oh,

- I'm dying to see Versailles.

- Yeah!

But it's too...uh...

We're late...I think what we're...

Tomorrow we're locked in

to a lunch at Brasserie Lipp.

- Oh no, that's just...

- Yeah. Yeah, we are. That's already...

You know I actually had

a professor that dined there,

and saw James Joyce!

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