Midnight in Paris

May 20th 2011
  • Comedy/Romance,
  • PG-13,
  • 98 min,
  • Sony Pictures Classics
  • Cast: Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Kurt Fuller, Mimi Kennedy, Michael Sheen, Nina Arianda, Carla Bruni, Yves Heck, Alison Pill, Corey Stoll, Tom Hiddleston, Kathy Bates, Marion Cotillard, Adrien Brody, Tom Cordier, Adrien de Van, Léa Seydoux, Emmanuelle Uzan, Yves-Antoine Spoto, Laurent Claret, Catherine Benguigui, Marcial Di Fonzo Bo, Sonia Rolland, Serge Bagdassarian, Daniel Lundh, Gad Elmaleh, David Lowe, Thérèse Bourou-Rubinsztein, Maurice Sonnenberg, Laurent Spielvogel, Vincent Menjou Cortes, Olivier Rabourdin, François Rostain
  • Director: Woody Allen
  • Writer: Woody Allen
  • Producers: Letty Aronson, Jaume Roures, Stephen Tenenbaum
  • Co Producer: Raphaël Benoliel
  • Art Direction: Anne Seibel
  • Castings: Stéphane Foenkinos, Patricia Kerrigan DiCerto, Juliet Taylor
  • Costume Design: Sonia Grande
  • D.O.P.: Darius Khondji
  • Editor: Alisa Lepselter
  • Makeup: Thi Thanh Tu Nguyen
  • Production Design: Anne Seibel
  • Set Decoration: Hélène Dubreuil


"Midnight in Paris" is a romantic comedy that follows a family travelling to the city for business. The party includes a young engaged couple that has their lives transformed throughout the journey. The film celebrates a young man's great love for Paris, and simultaneously explores the illusion people have that a life different from their own is better.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Filming Locations: Paris, France; Versailles, France
  • MPAA Warning: Some sexual references and smoking
  • Production Budget: $30 million
  • Production Companies: Gravier Productions, Mediapro
  • Production Schedule: July 2010 - September 2010

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2011 Guide Analysis: "Having churned out a film practically every year for four decades now, Woody Allen shows no sign of slowing down despite general interest in his movies being on the wane. After years of duds, the shifting of his film's locales to mostly overseas has yielded two recent gems - 2005's "Match Point" and 2008's "Vicky Cristina Barcelona".

Yet he's also delivered quite a few flops as well including "Cassandra's Dream," "Scoop," "Whatever Works" and "You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger". In the latter two cases, U.S. distributor Sony Pictures Classics did seemingly little to promote the films and yet frustratingly enough they've acquired this film as well which will likely result in a lack of proper awareness and a healthy disinterest at the box-office.

In Europe however, expect a much rosier reception thanks to a high-profile premiere at Cannes in May. It has also scored heaps of free publicity around the world already for its cameo by French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy. Claims she was inept on-set were quickly dismissed by Allen who called said new reports complete fabrications.

From the get-go this looks more appealing than most of his recent work. His first film shot and set in Paris, he actually attempted to shoot the film back in 2006 but had to abandon it due to the expense. This means he has probably spent more time tweaking this script than pretty much anything else he's written since the 90's.

Setting the action in the 1920's and making it an old-fashioned comedy of manners is a welcome change of scene. The cast is also a bit different for him, but in a good way - Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Michael Sheen, Kathy Bates, Marion Cotillard, Adrien Brody and rising newcomers like Tom Hiddleston, Léa Seydoux and Allison Pill. Reviews from the festival should be a good indicator as to whether this is worth bothering with."

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 11 May 2011: France
  • 13 May 2011: Spain
  • 10 June 2011: Norway
  • 15 June 2011: Belgium
  • 17 June 2011: Brazil
  • 30 June 2011: Argentina
  • 11 August 2011: Denmark
  • 18 August 2011: Germany
  • 26 August 2011: Finland
  • 2 September 2011: Sweden
  • 8 September 2011: Hong Kong
  • 2 December 2011: Italy