Saturday, 30 August 2014

MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT

A romantic comedy about an Englishman brought in to help unmask a possible swindle. Personal and professional complications ensue. -- IMDb

Disappointing. Not the usual magic from Woody Allen. While the themes of religion, science, human gullibility, skepticism, etc are all very contemporary, the dialogue is contrived and preachy. It looks more like an amateur stage production than the result of the many years of experience that Allen has. Colin Firth seems to enjoy what he is doing and Emma Stone is cute but her performance is pretty superficial. If you are going to see this, wait for the DVD.

**1/2

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