• 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: Amazon Studios, Lionsgate Films

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

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

  • 51
    Tasha RobinsonThe Verge

    Café Society is an incredibly pretty movie, and a generally unobjectionable one. But like so many Allen films, it feels like it was made primarily for his therapist, and letting the rest of the world in to see it and make their own diagnoses is an afterthought. 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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