Midnight in Paris

Midnight in Paris

DVD - 2011
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"A romantic comedy about a family traveling to the French capital for business. The party includes a young engaged couple forced to confront the illusion that a life different from their own is better"--IMDB.com.
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. :, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment,, [2011]
Edition: Widescreen version.
Copyright Date: ©2011
Branch Call Number: DVD FEATURE MID
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (94 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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dmasterson
Apr 17, 2020

A solid drama that teaches a lesson many need to learn. Owen Wilson plays a modern tourist in Paris who romanticizes the past and then is transported there.

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Mickeymouse2020
Mar 04, 2020

I love Woody Allen films especially this one and would love to tour Paris some day it looks so beautiful. This movie I thought about what it would be like to meet all those writers, artists, and/or performers from Paris in the past it was so special to see and this is one of Woody's best films it is a must see.

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duanetucker
Aug 17, 2019

A genius of a movie by a genius filmmaker about genius.

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pinezapper
Jul 03, 2019

This movie is fantastic- a trip back to the late 19th century and a journey into everyone's imagination.

Owen Wilson's character takes a walk and is transported back in time to meet some of the 19th century's greatest characters. Have a notepad ready to write down names like Djuna Barnes and learn about history's storied characters both recognizable and researchable.

It was a great adventure and I look forward to watching it again.

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7626dee
Apr 24, 2019

Owen Wilson always seems lost, in this movie even more so. How anyone with any sort of talent would marry into that kind of family is even more unreal than the script. I guess I just didn't get it but I gave up midway.

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KWhite190
Dec 29, 2018

For a Woody Allen movie, this was pretty good. The only one of his films I can tolerate.

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matcat44
Oct 01, 2018

Watched it for the second time. Loved the scenes of Paris obviously as she used to be, one never sees it so uncrowded now. The story unfolding around these wonderful artists and celebrities of the past was magical to me, and as always there’s good music.

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breemu
Dec 27, 2017

This is a surprisingly good movie, largely because it contains a rather fun and totally unexpected plot twist (IF you haven't read any of the summaries). There is also a long, lovely beginning to the movie of nothing more than views of Paris.

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MB85CAL
Jul 19, 2017

Woody Allen's best. A great ensemble of talent. Owen Wilson is perfect. And Paris? Belle toujours - l'étoile parfaite.

JCLSheidaB Jun 30, 2017

Is life really better elsewhere? Plagued by writer’s block, Gil gets his wish to time-travel back to 1920s Paris and hobnob with Hemingway and the ex-pats. My favorite Woody Allen movie, Midnight in Paris features Owen Wilson as a more stoic version of Woody and Rachel McAdams as his delightfully catty and self-absorbed fiancée.

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dmasterson
Apr 17, 2020

"That Paris exists and anyone could choose to live anywhere else in the world will always be a mystery to me."

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dmasterson
Apr 17, 2020

"The artist's job is not to succumb to despair but to find an antidote for the emptiness of existence."

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dmasterson
Apr 17, 2020

"That's what the present is. It's a little unsatisfying because life is unsatisfying."

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dmasterson
Apr 17, 2020

"No subject is terrible if the story is true, if the prose is clean and honest, and if it affirms courage and grace under pressure."

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dmasterson
Apr 17, 2020

"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 one's living in - it's a flaw in the romantic imagination of those people who find it difficult to cope with the present."

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lmbyrd
Mar 06, 2013

Hemingway: Have you ever made love to a truly great woman?
Gil: Actually, my fiancee is pret-ty sexy.
Hemingway: And when you make love to her you feel true and beautiful passion and you, for at least that moment, lose your fear of death.
Gil: No. That doesn't happen.
Hemingway: 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 when 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 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.
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phyllis49
Mar 18, 2012

A romantic comedy about a family traveling to Paris for business. The party includes a young engaged couple forced to confront the illusion that a life different from their own is better. Kathy Bates, Adrien Brody, Carla Bruni, Marion Cotillard, Rachel McAdams, Michael Sheen, Owen Wilson.

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