Monday, August 1, 2016

Cafe Society - Movie Review

Café Society (PG-13) 96 mins B+
You can't always get what you want

Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Parker Posey, Steve Carell, Blake Lively, Corey Stoll, Sari Lennick

In his 47th film, Woody Allen proves once again why he is my favorite filmmaker. At the rip old age of 80, Allen is still making films that move me. He is still venturing into new cinematic territory. Café Society is the writer-director's first film using digital cameras, and his first with multiple Oscar winning cinematographer Vittorio Storaro.

In this nostalgic love story, fresh-faced Bobby Dorfman (Eisenberg) leaves his working class roots of Bronx, New York for the glitz and glamour Tinseltown. Bobby hopes to land a job with his highfalutin uncle (Carell), a name-dropping Hollywood talent agent. Bobby gets the job, meets a girl (Stewart), and cultivates network of friends. Yet, the film is a reminder that you can't always get what you want, even when you seemingly have it all. Café Society is a bittersweet delight, convincingly played by Eisenberg and surprisingly charmed because of Stewart.

Watch the trailer via YouTube--->

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