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Café Society (2016)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 5 August 2016 (USA)
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In the 1930s, a Bronx native moves to Hollywood and falls in love with a young woman who is seeing a married man.

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In 1930's Hollywood, the powerful agent, Phil Stern, is attending a party and receives a phone call from his sister living in New York. She asks for a job to her son and Phil's nephew, Bobby, who decided to move to Hollywood. Three weeks later Phil schedules a meeting with Bobby and decides to help him. He asks his secretary Veronica "Vonnie" to hang around with Bobby, showing him the touristic places. Bobby immediately falls in love with Vonnie, but she tells that she has a boyfriend, a journalist that travels most of the time. However, Vonnie's boyfriend is indeed a married man that is also in love with her and soon she has to make a choice between her two loves. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Anyone who is anyone will be seen at Café Society.

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Rated PG-13 for some violence, a drug reference, suggestive material and smoking | See all certifications »

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5 August 2016 (USA)  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$359,289 (USA) (15 July 2016)

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$11,078,961 (USA) (30 September 2016)
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There is a scene where Jesse Eisenberg's character goes sightseeing to the Grauman's Chinese Theatre. Kristen Stewart actually has her hands and feet imprinted there. See more »

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When Vonnie and Bobby are kissing overlooking the sea, there's a couple walking on the beach at the right side of the screen: he's is wearing electric blue shorts. See more »

Quotes

Steve: Love is not rational. You fall in love, you lose control.
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Features Libeled Lady (1936) See more »

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I Only Have Eyes for You
Composed by Al Dubin & Harry Warren
Performed by Ben Selvin
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By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Flat Champagne
30 September 2016 | by (Atlanta, Georgia) – See all my reviews

This film ranks among the worst in Woody Allen's filmography. There are lots of things wrong with it. Casting, usually a strong-point in his films, is way off the mark. Jesse Eisenberg is the latest in a string of stand-ins for the Woody Allen part and he's as bad as Jason Biggs in "Anything Else." Besides weak acting skills he lacks the charisma to carry a film. After this second go-round with Allen (he appeared in "To Rome, With Love") let's hope he doesn't become an Allen regular. Kristen Stewart fares somewhat better, though she lacks the ditzy quality that Louise Lasser/Diane Keaton/Mia Farrow conveyed so well. Steve Carell overplays his part. It doesn't help that the characters are all so unlikeable. Allen's depiction of Jews here is not only unflattering but downright offensive. The effort to make this a seriocomic morality tale doesn't work. The jokes fall flat and the message is muddled. The whole thing left a sour taste.


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