DVD Review – January 2017 – Mark David Hatwood

Café Society Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart and Steve Carell Directed by Woody Allen

Set in the 1930s, the film follows Bobby (Eisenberg), a young New Yorker who travels to Los Angeles to work for his uncle Phil (Carell), a prominent Hollywood agent. In L.A. Bobby meets and falls for Phil’s secretary Vonnie (Stewart), who, unfortunately, is already taken.

Returning home, Bobby gets a job at his gangster brother Ben (Corey Stoll)’s nightclub where he becomes enthralled by New York’s high society.

Saw this little puppy on the plane to Seattle. I say that because it’s a film I wouldn’t normally watch (probably watched too many Woody Allen ‘help me, I’m quirky’ movies) but Jesse Eisenberg and Steve Carell made this all rather watchable. That is, until the end, which I found rather unsatisfying, but maybe that’s just me.

All in all, a rather enjoyable couple of hours. Certianly not Woody at his best, but a fun ride, just the same.

Verdict: A fun waste of time ***

This film will be shown at The Harbour Club, Portscatho on Monday 2nd January

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