Midnight in Paris

In 2010, Gil Pender, a successful but disillusioned Hollywood screenwriter, and his fiancée Inez, are in Paris vacationing with Inez's wealthy, Republican parents. Gil is struggling to finish his debut novel, focusing on a man who works in a nostalgia shop. Inez dismisses his ambition as a delusional dreamer, and encourages him to stick with lucrative screenwriting. Gil is considering moving to Paris (which he notes, much to the chagrin of his fiancée, is at its most beautiful in the rain). Inez is intent on living in Malibu. By chance, they are joined by Inez's friend Paul, who is described as both pedantic and a pseudo-intellectual, and his wife Carol. Paul speaks with great authority but questionable accuracy on the highlights of Paris up to the point of even contradicting a tour guide at the Musée Rodin, and insisting that his knowledge of Rodin's relationships is more accurate than that of the guide. Inez adores him; Gil finds him annoying.