The film is about a guy played by Owen Wilson who is engaged to a selfish brat played by Rachel McAdams. He is dissatisfied with his life as a failed writer and he fantasizes about going back into a more pure and exciting time in Paris, circa 1920's, where he really felt a connection with that era. As he is walking around Paris, at the strike of midnight, a fancy automobile from the 1920s rolls up next to him and the people inside invite him to a party. He goes back in time and is in a state of disbelief that he's meeting all of the cool Who's Who of high society of the world from that time, as well as many artists and authors that he is a fan of. But in the morning, he goes back to his hotel in the present and is reminded about how much he hates his current life.
The backdrop of the city of Paris is what is the main character of this film. It's a beautiful and vibrant city that is different from any city here in the States, as well as my beloved Toronto and London. And as I'm a fan of museums, I just have to visit the Louvre. I finally want to see the Eiffel Tower in real life, and I want to sit outside of a French cafe eating and drinking exactly what the French eat and drink.