Café Society

Café Society

Café Society

Woody Allen romantic comedy starring Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Steve Carell and Blake Lively. Follows a young man who arrives in Hollywood during the 1930s hoping to work in the film industry - but finds himself swept up in the romance of the café society that defined the spirit of the age.

2016Rating: M, Mature themes and violence96 minsUSA
ComedyDramaRomance
82%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

The movie, watchable as it is, never quite overcomes the sense that it's a lavish diagram working hard to come off as a real movie.

0
Time Out

Time Out

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A pretty, rambling, minor distraction.

2.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

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Mr. Allen's literal voice, which supplies narration, sounds unusually sluggish and weary. The same is true of his voice as a writer and director. For every snappy scene or exchange there are three or four that feel baggy and half-written.

0
New York Post

New York Post

press

Woody Allen has made 46 films, of which I've seen 46, and I'm not sure which of us is more tired of them.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

In the best sense, "Cafe Society" presents itself as an older director's film, dealing as it does with the difference between dreams and reality and the presence and persistence of regret.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A small fiction of amiable appeal and vibrancy which goes down as easily as a fizzy cocktail.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

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...predictable and intermittently maudlin...

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Notable for a superb Kristen Stewart performance, this entertaining lament to old Hollywood and lost love sits between major and minor Woody.

3.0
0

With great overall looks, music and soundtrack and the and decent to strong performances, Cafe Society is still worth checking out.

Cafe Society is the latest movie by Woody Allen, it stars Jessie Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Steve Carell and Blake Lively. Set in the 1930s’ Cafe Society follows Jessie Eisenberg as Bobby. A young man from New York who’s hoping to find success in Hollywood as well as success in finding love. This year is not all bad for Jessie Eisenberg as he manages to...

3.0
0

A visually sumptuous Woody Allen comedy of melancholy and lost opportunity

You would not be entirely mistaken in thinking that Woody Allen has only made one film to which he has progressively added a variety of chapters on his way to becoming an 80 year-old filmmaker. So distinct is his style of humour that we all know what is meant by ‘a Woody Allen comedy’, a sub-genre characterised by the angst-ridden self-deprecation that the...

4.0
0

This review contains no sweeping generalisations regarding the quality of Woody Allen's latter-day output...

Aside from the basic premise (“if you pretend to be someone you’re not, you’ll eventually end up living the wrong life”), Café Society doesn’t have a heck of a lot on its mind. But it’s well-acted, provides regular chuckles throughout and, unlike many Woody Allen joints, looks positively sumptuous. Part-way through I found myself yearning for impossible...

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

The movie, watchable as it is, never quite overcomes the sense that it's a lavish diagram working hard to come off as a real movie.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

A pretty, rambling, minor distraction.

2.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Mr. Allen's literal voice, which supplies narration, sounds unusually sluggish and weary. The same is true of his voice as a writer and director. For every snappy scene or exchange there are three or four that feel baggy and half-written.

0
New York Post

New York Post

press

Woody Allen has made 46 films, of which I've seen 46, and I'm not sure which of us is more tired of them.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

In the best sense, "Cafe Society" presents itself as an older director's film, dealing as it does with the difference between dreams and reality and the presence and persistence of regret.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A small fiction of amiable appeal and vibrancy which goes down as easily as a fizzy cocktail.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

...predictable and intermittently maudlin...

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Notable for a superb Kristen Stewart performance, this entertaining lament to old Hollywood and lost love sits between major and minor Woody.

3.0
0

With great overall looks, music and soundtrack and the and decent to strong performances, Cafe Society is still worth checking out.

Cafe Society is the latest movie by Woody Allen, it stars Jessie Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Steve Carell and Blake Lively. Set in the 1930s’ Cafe Society follows Jessie Eisenberg as Bobby. A young man from New York who’s hoping to find success in Hollywood as well as success in finding love. This year is not all bad for Jessie Eisenberg as he manages...

3.0
0

A visually sumptuous Woody Allen comedy of melancholy and lost opportunity

You would not be entirely mistaken in thinking that Woody Allen has only made one film to which he has progressively added a variety of chapters on his way to becoming an 80 year-old filmmaker. So distinct is his style of humour that we all know what is meant by ‘a Woody Allen comedy’, a sub-genre characterised by the angst-ridden self-deprecation that...

4.0
0

This review contains no sweeping generalisations regarding the quality of Woody Allen's latter-day output...

Aside from the basic premise (“if you pretend to be someone you’re not, you’ll eventually end up living the wrong life”), Café Society doesn’t have a heck of a lot on its mind. But it’s well-acted, provides regular chuckles throughout and, unlike many Woody Allen joints, looks positively sumptuous. Part-way through I found myself yearning for impossible...

3.0
0