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A new comedy from Woody Allen!
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For almost half a century now (he’s written an astonishing 49 movies in 49 years) Woody Allen has filled his films with some of the most cynical characters in all of moviedom. “Magic In The Moonlight” shows that he can also be a big softie.
Set in 1920s France , “Magic in the Moonlight” is a romantic comedy about a master magician trying to expose a psychic medium as a fake. The movie is a throwback to romantic comedies of old with a gorgeous setting, the French Riviera, a seemingly heartless protagonist, Stanley (Colin Firth), an idiosyncratic beauty, Sophie (Emma Stone) and a dullard of a rival, Brice (Hamish Linklater) plus a delightful screenplay which puts the two leads in seeming conflict.
To Stanley’s great surprise and discomfort, Sophie accomplishes numerous feats of mind-reading and other supernatural deeds that defy all rational explanation, leaving him dumbfounded. Before long, Stanley confesses to his beloved Aunt Vanessa (Eileen Atkins) that he has begun to wonder whether Sophie’s powers could actually be real.
The film’s featured players, Emma Stone, is full of charm and confidence, while Colin Firth brings his usual mix of prickliness and intrigue. Linklater provides plenty of comic relief with his hapless wooing of Sophie. The result is a delightful tale of romance that will disappoint the cynics and charm those who like to let a little hope into their lives.
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