Midnight in Paris (12A)
There’s a spirited comic energy to this amusing tale of writer, Gil (Wilson) who is on holiday in Paris with his fiancée, Inez (McAdams), and her rich, conservative parents. Gil wanders the street at night looking for inspiration to finish his book. When F Scott Fitzgerald stops to offer him a lift, he finds himself on a miraculous trip back to the Paris of the 1920s, rubbing shoulders with Ernest Hemingway. T S Eliot and Salvador Dali. An assured, fun and utterly charming love letter to Paris, its surprising time-travelling twist gives it a hint of Allen’s comic anarchism of old.
Oscar, Best Writing (Original Screenplay) 2012