Empire Online: Midnight In Paris Review

Empire Online: Owen Wilson's Gil is a Hollywood screenwriter. Even worse, he’s a script doctor. “The studios,” we are informed by Rachel McAdams’ Inez, his superficial wife-to-be, “adore him.” A sure sign of spiritual bankruptcy. His is not a hopeless case — he aspires to write a novel set in a nostalgia shop. He just needs Paris, the real Paris, to feed his reluctant muse. Sadly, his fiancée is determined they dine with her Tea Party-leaning parents and traipse through the inevitable tourist spots. It takes a midnight stroll through the Rive Gauche to grant his wish — a miraculous trip back to the Paris of the 1920s. For what we have here is a Woody Allen time-travel movie.

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