Magic in the Moonlight, Woody Allen’s latest, takes place on the sun-soaked Côte d’Azur. Will the location steal the scene? It did in these four recent Allen films.
Blue Jasmine (2013), San Francisco
Headliners Cate Blanchett, Sally Hawkins, Peter Sarsgaard, Louis C.K.
Landmark Cameo Golden Gate Bridge
Instead of Elaine's... Fancy pants Blanchett and her working-class sister (Hawkins) awkwardly double-date at waterfront spot the Ramp ($$).
Have Emotional Baggage, Will Travel At an antiques store in the scenic town of Larkspur, Blanchett pretends to be an interior designer to impress her new beau.
Everyone Says I Love You At... Ocean Beach, where Hawkins and paramour Louis C.K. get better acquainted on a postcoital stroll.
To Rome with Love (2012), Rome
Headliners Alec Baldwin, Jesse Eisenberg, Greta Gerwig, Ellen Page
Landmark Cameo The Colosseum
Instead of Elaine's... In the opening scene, a noted architect (Baldwin) and his wife and friends gather amid the offhand glamour of Caffè della Pace ($).
Have Emotional Baggage, Will Travel Baldwin and his protégé (and Woody Allen stand-in) Eisenberg ponder life and love in seaside Lido di Ostia.
Everyone Says I Love You At... The Borghese Gardens, where Eisenberg and (spoiler!) Page, his lover’s bestie, steal illicit kisses.
Midnight in Paris (2011), Paris (pictured)
Headliners Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard
Landmark Cameo Notre Dame
Instead of Elaine's... Would-be novelist Wilson joins his fiancée (McAdams) and her obscenely wealthy parents for lunch at Le Grand Véfour ($$$$).
Have Emotional Baggage, Will Travel The couple take in the royal splendor—and the pedantic ramblings of a royally annoying friend played by Michael Sheen—at the Château de Versailles.
Everyone Says I Love You At... Giverny, where the two embrace on a bridge in Claude Monet’s swoon-inducing garden.
Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008), Barcelona
Headliners Scarlett Johansson, Rebecca Hall, Javier Bardem, Penélope Cruz
Landmark Cameo La Sagrada Família
Instead of Elaine's... Frenemies Hall and Johansson meet sexy artist Bardem during dinner at the 19th-century bohemian café Els Quatre Gats ($$$).
Have Emotional Baggage, Will Travel “Life is short, dull, and full of pain. This is a chance for something special,” Bardem says—enough to seduce the girls into spending a weekend with him in Oviedo.
Everyone Says I Love You At... Ferrera Park, in Avilés, where Bardem woos Hall at a live Spanish guitar performance.
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