Magic in the Moonlight

directed by Woody Allen
Category: "Drama"
Year of Release:2014
Date Added:01/02/2015
Date Watched:01/02/2015
Description:Stanley (Colin Firth) is a magician famous for debunking spiritualists. His friend Howard asks him to go to France to investigate Sophie (Emma Stone), an American girl who has conned a rich family into giving her money and their son into a proposal of marriage. Stanley is all skepticism at first, but Sophie soon has him doubting. The two spend a lot of time together and begin to fall in love. Stanley, for the first time in his life, is happy and optimistic. But then he figures out how Sophie has been conning him — Howard is helping her. He exposes them and leaves, but he can't get Sophie out of his mind. He returns and proposed marriage. At first she refuses, but not for long.
My Rating:6

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Review - Magic in the Moonlight

The dialogue is a bit stilted, as I always find it in Woody Allen Films, but for the most part I enjoyed it. Allen's philosophy of life came through — "There may or may not be a purpose to this life, but there is some magic." The basic point is that there is no God and no afterlife, or at least probably not, so we have to find reasons to live. I find the admission that life, without God, has no purpose interesting.
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