Cafe Society Courtesy Show Film First

Cafe Society Courtesy Show Film First

The 80-year-old director Woody Allen has made over 60 films and shows no signs of retiring. For his film Café Society he has probably worked with the youngest cast ever, that includes Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart and Blake Lively. These three super stars are well known for The Facebook movie, Twilight Series and Gossip Girls TV series, but thankfully they are good actors.

Café Society is set in the Hollywood of 1930s where an unusual triangular love story happens by chance between an uncle, his girlfriend and his nephew. Steve Carell plays the Uncle Phil and he is nothing short of brilliance. While his face expressions may usually stay non-responsive he surely makes up for it with his body language and speech. Kristen Stewart is the love interests both uncle and nephew is in love with. She is Uncle Phil’s secretary and does not want the Hollywood glamour until they get married. Bobby Dorfam (Jesse Eisenberg) is crushed to hear this twist and returns home to New York because he quickly discovers he does not want to become an actor. In New York his brother recruits him to run the new nightclub, which grows to become the American sensation and place to be. During this heartbreak Bobby meets another Veronica (Blake Lively), nicknames her Vonnie (former girlfriend Kristen Stewart) and they get married and have a child. But what happens when after a few years Vonnie does walk in with her husband Phil?

Woody Allen makes films look like books and Café Society is just that. It is a beautiful love story that has its own Hollywood drama, pace, décor, fashion and emotions. It is a must watch for Hollywood fans and especially if you are seeking a simple love story.

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