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(2011) (Owen Wilson, Marion Cotillard) (PG-13)

Alcohol/Drugs Heavy
Blood/Gross Stuff None
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Heavy
Frightening/Tense Scenes None
Gun/Weapons Minor
Imitative Behavior Mild
Jump Scenes None
Music (Scary/Tense) None
Music (Inappropriate) Mild
Profanity Minor
Sex/Nudity Moderate
Smoking Moderate
Tense Family Scenes None
Topics to Talk About Moderate
Violence Minor

Romantic Comedy: Believing life was better in the olden days, a contemporary Hollywood screenwriter unexpectedly and then repeatedly finds himself transported back to 1920s era Paris where he runs into various famous artists from that time.
Gil (OWEN WILSON) is a Hollywood screenwriter who doesn't believe his craft shows off his artistic abilities, so he's decided to write a novel. And what better place to work on that than Paris where he's vacationing with his girlfriend, Inez (RACHEL McADAMS), and her parents, Carol (NINA ARIANDA) and John (KURT FULLER), who don't think highly of him. Then there's Inez's know-it-all friend, Paul (MICHAEL SHEEN), who makes being a tourist something of an unpleasant experience.

But Gil doesn't really care as he loves Paris and longs for the golden age of artists there back in the 1920s. He gets an unexpected chance to experience just that when, at the stroke of midnight while lost in the city by himself, up pulls an old sedan.

Its occupants offer him a ride and take him to a party where he ends up meeting the likes of F. Scott Fitzgerald (TOM HIDDLESTON) and his wife, Zelda (ALISON PILL), Pablo Picasso (MARCIAL DI FONZO BO) and one of his mistresses, Adriana (MARION COTILLARD), and the legendary and larger than life Ernest Hemingway (COREY STOLL).

Gil doesn't let on that he's from their future and is happy when Hemmingway promises to have none other than Gertrude Stein (KATHY BATES) read his novel. But when Gil leaves the establishment, he finds himself back in the present day, having to deal with Paul and Inez's parents.

Accordingly, he goes back the next night and again enjoys the company of those from the past, including eventually meeting Salvador Dali (ADRIEN BRODY) and others. Finding Adrianna to be a kindred spirit, he must then choose whether to stay with her or return to the present and his unhappiness with Inez and his life back in the future.

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