Ever wanted to go to Paris, or wanted to see the love and romance people say it is? Well, you are in luck. Gil (Owen Wilson), a gripping author who is hungry to write, goes to Paris with his fiancée Inez and her critical parents. Gil is trying to write his first peaceful culture base novel but can’t find the realism and inspiration to give him that push.
As Gil tries to tip toe round his fiancée and her parents to get ideas for his novel and explore Paris, then one evening a car pulls up to him and takes him through a journey to the past. However, the next night Gil tries to show Inez what happened but the car doesn’t show up and leaves Inez thinking he’s going mad. After that magical night Gil becomes attached with a woman from the past called Adriana and they see each other more, causing interference for the engaged couple.
Midnight in Paris isn’t full of romance as it may appear to be, it has its own passion as Owen Wilsons character takes us to see the heart of Paris with its magical night-life, friendly atmosphere and the odd comical event. Watching Gil travel back in time to meet his idols: Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Gertrude Stein (who influenced Gil to move on and get ideas as they have the little occasional jokes together), is entertaining and keeps the pace of the film flowing.
Midnight in Paris presents us with a magical experience for the audience. Not only does the film consist of love, but stays engaging through conflicts and barriers throughout. Gil wants to explore the culture and find the heart to the city. The script is very well done and contains unexpected recognisable special appearances. If you love a mystery and enjoy unpredictable outcomes and endings, then Midnight in Paris may be for you.