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Magic in the Moonlight (2014)

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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

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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Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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USA | UK | France

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

15 August 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Magia a la luz de la luna 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, 25 July 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$10,506,939, 7 November 2014
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Some of the classical music pieces heard in the movie's opening scene are Igor Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring" and Ludwig van Beethoven's "9th Symphony, 2nd movement." The Beethoven piece is heard again when Stanley's sleep is troubled. 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

Referenced in La noche de...: Magia a la luz de la luna (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Who
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and Otto A. Harbach (as Otto Harbach)
Music by Jerome Kern
Performed by David O'Neal and Hamish Linklater
Courtesy of David O'Neal
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lazy and boring
25 October 2014 | by ambidaudSee 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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