Midnight in Paris (2011)
Two movies in a weekend - crazy business, sadly the pull of Miss Congeniality 2 was not enough to keep me on the couch tonight. Friends had said this was a good movie, and it was nice to meet a friend earlier and have dinner sitting out in the summer evening.
Midnight in Paris felt sweet and magical, and was just the tonic I needed. Gil Pender (Owen Wilson) is a Hollywood screenwriter/novelist who is in Paris with his fiancee and her parents. After being dragged around to various spots, and bored by some of his girlfriends friends, he takes to the streets alone. On a Parisian sidestreet, as the clock strikes twelve and vintage car pulls up, and Gil is invited to join folks inside to have drinks and attend a party.
There he begins to realise he has slipped into literary 1920s Paris, an era that he admires and wishes he had lived in, and gets to meet many famous authors, artists and musicians. There he finds himself meeting a sweet beautiful young woman, and upon returning to current day Paris, begins to question his relationship with his fiance.
A 4.5/5 for this one, as it was delightful. I enjoyed that it was fully filmed in Paris, and that even middle aged jaded me still managed to be surprised by a movie.