Magic in the Moonlight (Bilingual)
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Acclaimed magician Stanley Crawford (Academy Award Winner Colin Firth) dazzles his audiences with feats of supernatural amazement. But when it comes to the inexplicable, Stanley is a dedicated skeptic. Enter Sophie Baker (Emma Stone), psychic, soothsayer, and stunning seductress. As Stanley and Sophie embark on misadventures up and down the French Riviera, will they discover proof of a world beyond the laws of physics or have they fallen under the sway of a more earthly chemistry? Woody Allen pulls the strings with precision in this enchanting romantic comedy that explores the realm between what's understood in our minds and what's known in our hearts.
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The level of cynicism is really quite high for Allen in this film and sometimes, this gets away from him a bit because overly cynical films are rarely taken seriously. But it is warmly wrapped by the music, a cozy little love story and the south of France. You come away from the film almost wondering how such a nice story could be so heartbreaking. In sum, an Allen film as he likes to make them.
The problem with some of Woody’s films is that they tackle issues that he simply does not have the intellectual sophistication to handle. Think Hannah and her Sisters: a funny, beautifully-filmed movie, but dealing with deep issues of life and death in a superficial manner. Example:
Woody: “If there is a God, then why are there Nazis?”
Woody’s Dad: “How should I know why there are Nazis? I don’t even know how a can opener works!”
It’s the same thing with this film: clever script, nice cinematography, with an attempt to tackle some of the most profound and important issues for us mortals – and he concludes with a shallow cop-out.
The story concerns a nasty, cynical professional magician with an extremely bleak, atheistic outlook on life. He is asked to debunk a young female medium, fails to do so, and comes to believe her powers are genuine. As a result, for the first time in his adult life, he is filled with joy, his nastiness and cynicism vanish, and he begins to become a better person.
And then Woody pulls the rug out: she turns out to have been a fraud all along. His cynicism and nastiness return, and Woody leaves us with the idea that although we live in a bleak material universe, weak-minded people need to believe in the unseen in order to get by. Bravo, Woody.Read more ›
I hadn't seen too much about it as far as being advertised or previews, but I'm a huge fan of Colin Firth, so I had to try it.
It's actually quite funny and has a nice plot twist!
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