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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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Woody Allen

Writer:

Woody Allen
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Colin Firth ... Stanley
Antonia Clarke ... Wei Ling Soo's Assistant
Natasha Andrews Natasha Andrews ... Wei Ling Soo's Assistant
Valérie Beaulieu Valérie Beaulieu ... Wei Ling Soo's Assistant
Peter Wollasch Peter Wollasch ... Stage Manager
Jürgen Zwingel Jürgen Zwingel ... Backstage Fan
Wolfgang Pissors ... Backstage Fan
Sébastien Siroux Sébastien Siroux ... Backstage Fan
Simon McBurney ... Howard Burkan
Ute Lemper ... Cabaret Singer
Catherine McCormack ... Olivia
Eileen Atkins ... Aunt Vanessa
Erica Leerhsen ... Caroline
Jeremy Shamos ... George
Hamish Linklater ... Brice Catledge
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Storyline

Wei Ling Soo, a.k.a. Stanley Crawford (Colin Firth) is a magician who has dedicated his life to revealing fraudulent spiritualists. He plans to quickly uncover the truth behind celebrated spiritualist Sophie Baker (Emma Stone) and her scheming mother (Marcia Gay Harden). 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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Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA | France

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

15 August 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Magic in the Moonlight See more »

Filming Locations:

Côte d'Azur, France See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$16,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$412,095, 27 July 2014

Gross USA:

$10,539,326

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$51,029,361
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Emma Stone considers Diane Keaton, long a mainstay in Woody Allen's earlier movies, to be a major influence on her work. 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 »

Quotes

[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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Connections

Featured in Half in the Bag: 2014 Movie Catch-up: Part 1 (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Dancing With Tears in My Eyes
Composed by Joseph A. Burke
Performed by Nathaniel Shilkret (as Nat Shilkret & His Orchestra)
Courtesy of RCA Records by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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What we got on our hands is a dead shark
31 July 2014 | by EephusPitchSee all my reviews

"A relationship, I think, is like a shark. You know? It has to constantly move forward or it dies. And I think what we got on our hands is a dead shark." - Alvy Singer

A gorgeous, sumptuous movie: wonderful cinematography, great, Jazz Age music (as well as Beethoven), the Cote d'Azur, Eileen Atkins, Colin Firth in full Mr. Darcy mode, Emma Stone… what could possibly be amiss? Well, it seems in the midst of all the prettiness and lovely fixtures, Woody forgot to include some energy. The result is a film which, while sporadically quite enjoyable, and even funny, feels curiously airless. Falls into the category of Woody's oeuvre which includes "A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy", "Radio Days", "Melinda and Melinda", and "Scoop": movies which are not at all bad, but are almost instantly forgettable.


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