Woody Allen returns with Magic in the Moonlight
The critically acclaimed director returns with Colin Firth attempting to discredit Emma Stone’s psychic medium in 1920s France.
25 September 2014
Wei Ling Soo is an internationally famous magician plying his trade to the great and the good of 1920s Berlin. A fact only know by his close friends is that his real identity is Stanley Crawford - a posh, opinionated Englishman. He’s convinced to abandon a holiday and travel to France in an attempt to debunk some wildly ambitious claims of clairvoyance.
The psychic, Emma Stone, turns out to be much more than Stanley was expecting and romance begins to blossom between the pair.
Continuing Woody Allen’s recent tradition of setting his films in incredibly picturesque European locations, Magic in the Moonlight takes place in the stunning Cote D’Azur which is infused with ‘a romantic, radiant energy’ by Allen’s frequent collaborator Darius Khondji.
Described by Mark Kermode as ‘sweet’ and ‘big on whimsy’ in The Observer, Magic in the Moonlight is breezy, light hearted and ‘the perfect way to brighten a gloomy autumn day’.
With ‘considerable, playful charm’ Magic in the Moonlight is an excellent piece of escapism with a fantastic heart warming ending.