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Magic in the Moonlight (2014)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 15 August 2014 (USA)
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A romantic comedy about an Englishman brought in to help unmask a possible swindle. Personal and professional complications ensue.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Stanley
Antonia Clarke ... Wei Ling Soo's Assistant
Natasha Andrews ... Wei Ling Soo's Assistant
Valérie Beaulieu ... Wei Ling Soo's Assistant
Peter Wollasch ... Stage Manager
Jürgen Zwingel ... Backstage Fan
... Backstage Fan
Sébastien Siroux ... Backstage Fan
... Howard Burkan
... Cabaret Singer
... Olivia
... Aunt Vanessa
... Caroline
... George
... Brice Catledge
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Storyline

Stanley is a magician who has dedicated his life to revealing fraudulent spiritualists. He plans to quickly uncover the truth behind celebrated spiritualist Sophie and her scheming mother. However, the more time he spends with her, he starts thinking that she might actually be able to communicate with the other world, but even worse, he might be falling in love with her. Written by Anne Campbell

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Rated PG-13 for a brief suggestive comment, and smoking throughout | See all certifications »

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15 August 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Magia a la luz de la luna  »

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Budget:

$16,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$412,095, 25 July 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$10,506,939, 7 November 2014
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Swiss certificate # 1010.45. See more »

Goofs

On several occasions, Stanley makes derisive references to how well or how badly Sophie can predict the future. She never claimed she could predict the future. Her demonstrated skills involve the past, like knowing impossible-to-know facts about people she has barely met and contacting deceased relatives. Before Stanley met Sophie, Brice said "She can predict the future." See more »

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[first lines]
Stanley: I don't understand. Is the conductor a blithering idiot? He went over the tempo six times. It's Adagio, Adagio, Adagio! It's not racehorse tempo.
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Featured in Half in the Bag: 2014 Movie Catch-up: Part 1 (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Thou Swell
Composed by Richard Rodgers
Performed by Bix Beiderbecke
Courtesy of RCA Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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lazy and boring
25 October 2014 | by See all my reviews

I would have loved to love this film, considering the director and the very talented Colin Firth. But alas! It is very boring, much too talkative, with lines so long- though empty -, to deliver by the actors, with hardly any camera movements. Very much like a play being filmed while the director is taking a nap or died on the way. Almost always frontal camera, not getting closer to the actors from time to time, as if the camera was stuck on the 5th row of the theater. The love story is very lame, and poor Colin Firth not credible one second. What about the message? You don't have to quote Nietszche (not sure about the spelling...) extensively to suggest that rationality in life is not everything and that you need some magic and emotions to enjoy it. Woody Allen should retire. He becomes an embarrassment.


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