In 1930's Hollywood, the powerful agent, Phil Stern, is attending a party and receives a phone call from his sister living in New York. She asks for a job for her son and Phil's nephew, Bobby, who decided to move to Hollywood. Three weeks later Phil schedules a meeting with Bobby and decides to help him. He asks his secretary Veronica "Vonnie" to hang around with Bobby, showing him the touristic places. Bobby immediately falls in love with Vonnie, but she tells that she has a boyfriend, a journalist that travels most of the time. However, Vonnie's boyfriend is indeed a married man that is also in love with her and soon she has to make a choice between her two loves.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
During the nightclub sequences, apart from the New Years Eve scene when they play "Auld Lang Syne", the band musicians are obviously miming or not playing their instruments, although we hear them play various jazz tunes. See more »
Socrates said, "The unexamined life is not worth living." But the examined one is no bargain.
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An upbeat young man falls in love with a girl in 1930s Hollywood. 'Cafe society' triumphantly showcases Woody Allen once again at his utter best as he turns the prior statement into a complex study of human emotion filled to the brim with the same depressing realism in conjunction with the light hearted humour that Allen is renowned for. The film combines a perfect balance between cinematography and tone, and the acting brings to life the superb emotive dialogue that is the driving force for the narrative. The 1930s world built by Allen is fantastic as is the chemistry between the two leads Eisenberg and Stewart. Supporting characters are effectively used to develop the story as they contend with real world issues and the existential questions that keep us awake at night. Round of applause once again for Woody Allen who shows once more that he is truly one of the greats of cinema. Bravo.
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