Midnight in Paris Sets a Record

Rachel McAdams and Owen Wilson in Midnight in Paris
Rachel McAdams and Owen Wilson in 'Midnight in Paris - © Sony Pictures Classics
Woody Allen’s 42nd feature film has set a record. Allen’s Midnight in Paris, a romantic comedy starring Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, and Michael Sheen, has become the veteran filmmaker’s highest grossing movie of his lengthy career.
As of July 17, 2011 Midnight in Paris had grossed $41,792,695 in North America, moving past 1986’s Hannah and her Sisters. It’s also one of Allen’s best reviewed films of the past decade.
The Story:
This is a romantic comedy set in Paris about a family that goes there because of business, and two young people who are engaged to be married in the fall have experiences there that change their lives. It’s about a young man’s great love for a city, Paris, and the illusion people have that a life different from theirs would be much better.