Café Society


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Café Society (2016) download yts


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Kristen Stewart as Vonnie
Blake Lively as Veronica
Steve Carell as Phil Stern
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by An_American_in_Paris 8 / 10

That teardrop on the elegant profile

Woody Allen's latest, which opened yesterday in Paris and at the Cannes Festival, is a gentle and thoughtful examination of love. Jesse Eisenberg, best known for his portrayal of Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network, plays Bobby, a young New Yorker who heads out to Hollywood in search of an exciting future. He falls for Vonnie (Kristin Stewart of Twilight fame), the secretary of his Uncle Phil (Steve Carell), a successful producer, and is soon confronted with the fact that she has a mysterious lover. The resulting confusion is worthy of Allen's mentor, Anton Chekhov. In an interview in the French magazine l'Obs, Allen remembers his own experience in Hollywood, talking to a producer who cut him off to take a call from Fred Astaire. We soon meet all of the rest of Bobby's family, including a gangster brother and a sister who is married to an intellectual, who offers such wisdom as the quotation, "Live every day like it's your last and some day you'll be right." With brilliant cinematography by Vittorio Storaro and great performances from Eisenberg, Carell and Stewart, the film is one of Allen's most enjoyable in years. The poster features a stylized profile of a woman with a teardrop - love always includes an element of sadness, even as it brings laughter and self-realization. A French review of the Cannes opening compares Allen to Ernst Lubitsch, master of urbane comedies of manners in the 1930's.

Reviewed by ybenhayun 5 / 10

One of Woody Allen's weaker projects

There is a lot going against this movie. Jesse Eisenberg's character comes off as a complete asshole within 10 minutes of the film, thanks to a really terrible scene between him and a Jewish hooker. None of the humor in that scene landed, which just made the situation really sad and uncomfortable to watch, and then kind of difficult to root for Eisenberg at all after that. Steve Carell isn't bad by any means, but he seems incredibly miscast in a role like this (not to say that he can't act in roles that are more serious, but this Hollywood film executive didn't really suit him). Both of the Dorfman parents come off as really awkward on screen and thus kill any of the jokes that they're meant to deliver. The only actor that gives a notable performance in this movie is Corey Stoll as the brother, but it's not enough. Kristin Stewart was mostly fine, but occasionally started picking up some of her infamous Kristin Stewartisms throughout. Carell and Eisenberg become really close out of nowhere, both of the couples' relationships are sped up by Woody Allen's narration (which doesn't really add anything to this film), and this movie is only 90 minutes long, so I feel as if they could have definitely spent more time with all of these relationships, instead of just having Woody tell us what was happening. And on top of all of this, while this is a beautiful film to look at, there is nothing new in this movie. It's another Woody Allen movie with the same romances and love triangles centered around white people who like jazz with a pretty inconclusive and unsatisfying ending.

Reviewed by Ruben Mooijman 7 / 10

Woody as we know him

For me, seeing a Woody Allen movie is like spending an evening with an old friend. It's something to look forward to, because you know each other well and the two of you go back a long time. You know what the conversation topics are going to be, because he has his favourite subjects and lately he seldom talks about anything else. But that's alright, because he knows a lot about those things and is an expert in making nice conversation. Some evenings you spend together are more memorable than others, but it's always nice to see each other.

Seeing Café Society was no exception. This was Woody Allen as we know him: jazz music, New York, a socially awkward lead character, jokes about being Jewish, complicated love affairs - all those typical elements were there. The story is not even the most important part of the movie - it's about a love triangle set in 1930's Hollywood and New York, and about people betraying their own ideals only because they get older. It's entertaining, intelligent and elegant cinema.

During the years, Woody Allen seems to have perfected his style. He is like a chef with a legendary signature dish: the taste hardly varies, but it's always delicious.

Jesse Eisenberg, playing the classic Woody part, and Kristen Stewart as his love interest are adequate. They don't stand out as Cate Blanchett did in Blue Jasmine, but are quite believable as two lovers who ultimately marry the wrong partner. The thirties setting is nice: the way Allen and his cinematographer capture the elegance of the period is a joy to watch.

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