Our central character is Gil played by Owen Wilson. He is in Paris with his finacee Inez and her parents, never quite fitting in with their ideas about life and what's important not to mention their stodgy behavior. Gil wants to explore the city and immerse himself in the culture. His fiancee wants to shop and flirt with an old crush who they happen to run into. Didn't like her one bit.
Gil wanders off alone one evening while Inez and her friends go dancing. As the clock strikes midnight Gil finds himself in the 1920's and being hauled off to a party where he meets Cole Porter, Ernest Hemingway, Picasso, the Fitzgeralds and Getrude Stein.
I loved seeing the sights of Paris and the back-in-time sequences. Quirky movie and fun to watch. Loved the scene where Gil meets Hemingway and asks if he would read his manuscript.
Marion Cotillard, Corey Stoll and Owen Wilson stole the show. There isn't much food but the wine and champagne flows. Being in Paris I planned to make a French onion soup from a Julia Child recipe. As I can't imbibe or use alcohol in cooking right now the soup idea went to the wayside. I'm not going to omit the wine for this soup and I had very much looked forward to making Julia's recipe so.....go with the punches and make something else. An apple tart. Hopefully Julia would agree with this choice :-)
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