• Café Society (2016)

Café Society

Release Date: July 15th, 2016

DVD Release Date: October 18th, 2016

PG-13 |1 hr 36 min

Plot Summary

Looking for an exciting career, young Bobby Dorfman leaves New York for the glitz and glamour of 1930s Hollywood. After landing a job with his uncle, Bobby falls for Vonnie, 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.

Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Steve Carell, Blake Lively, Corey Stoll, Parker Posey, Jeannie Berlin, Ken Stott

Director: Woody Allen

Genres: Romantic comedy

Production Co: Perdido Productions

Distributors: Lionsgate Films, Amazon Studios

Keywords: Brooding , Father , Mother , Emotional , 1930s , Charming , Pursuit , Love ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Jonathan RomneyScreen International

    A bittersweet comedy of manners that sees Allen pushing the boat out stylistically and in narrative ambition, even as he treads familiar ground. show more

  • 70
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    The whole film feels charmingly insubstantial, just as it’s meant to, with beautiful settings, amusing people and, for philosophical context, a classic Woody Allen one-liner: “Socrates said the unexamined life is not worth living, but the examined life is no bargain.” show more

  • 70
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    Wispy and familiar in its themes and humorous strokes, Café Society benefits from an exceptionally adept cast led by Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart and Steve Carell, as well as from a luminous glow that emphasizes both the old Hollywood nostalgia and the story’s basis in dreams and artifice. show more

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