Cafe Society takes viewers to a simpler time to tell a story about romance, life and growing up
I have seen a few of Woody Allen’s films and they were pretty good. I loved him in Antz, Small Time Crooks and The Curse of the Jade Scorpion. Some of his newer films I have heard were okay, but not amazing. So there was some hesitancy when I was offered a review copy of Cafe Society. This is what I thought of this new romantic comedy.
You can read the plot for Cafe Society here:
Looking for an exciting career, young Bobby Dorfman (Jesse Eisenberg) leaves New York for the glitz and glamour of 1930s Hollywood. After landing a job with his uncle Phil (Steve Carell), Bobby falls for Vonnie (Kristen Stewart), a charming woman who happens to be his employer’s mistress. Settling for friendship but ultimately heartbroken, Bobby returns to the Bronx and begins working in a nightclub. Everything falls into place when he finds romance with a beautiful socialite, until Vonnie walks back into his life and captures his heart once again.
I really liked Cafe Society. It is a perfect blend of romance, comedy and drama. The film moves in a perfect fluid motion that never drags on or becomes too silly. Along the way the main characters grow, change and learn some tough life lessons. What kept my interest were some of the twists that were thrown my way as this story unfolded before my eyes. To learn more about Cafe Society check this website out.
Cafe Society gets 8/10. It was a very smart comedy that is a welcome change from the norm. It was one of the best Woody Allen movies I have ever seen. Fans of his previous films won’t want to miss Cafe Society. The DVD comes with a look at the red carpet premiere and a photo gallery.
Get a peek into 1930’s Hollywood by watching the trailer below: