In the 1930s, a Bronx native moves to Hollywood and falls in love with a young woman who is seeing a married man.

Director:

Woody Allen

Writer:

Woody Allen
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Carell ... Phil Stern
Sheryl Lee ... Karen Stern
Todd Weeks ... Oscar
Paul Schackman ... Al
Jodi Carlisle ... Maid
Jeannie Berlin ... Rose
Ken Stott ... Marty
Richard Portnow ... Walt
Jesse Eisenberg ... Bobby
Sari Lennick ... Evelyn
Stephen Kunken ... Leonard
Laurel Griggs ... Evelyn's Daughter
Corey Stoll ... Ben
Saul Stein ... Ben's Hood
Gabriel Millman Gabriel Millman ... Ben's Hood
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Storyline

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 for 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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Second cinema movie collaboration of director Woody Allen and actor Jesse Eisenberg after To Rome With Love (2012) around four years earlier. See more »

Goofs

In the opening scene at a swimming pool, the narrator's voice (Woody Allen's) says that it took place 'in the late thirties'. Yet, towards the beginning of the movie, soon after arriving in Hollywood, Bobby comes out of a movie theater advertising on billboards and posters a Barbara Stanwyck film "The Woman in Red" _ which was released in 1935. See more »

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Narrator: When the sun starts to dip on the Hollywood hills, the light often takes on the saturated loveliness of color by Technicolor. The homes of the movie stars, in the late 1930's, said to be fabulous, were. An the cocktail and dinner gatherings saw the film colony's creme de la creme draining high balls, exchanging rumors, making deals and trading gossip. No 'A' list affair was complete without the presence of Phil Stern, one of the town's most high powered agents, and his lovely wife,...
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Connections

References The 400 Blows (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

You Oughta Be in Pictures
Composed by Edward Heyman & Dana Suesse
Performed by Bert Ambrose and His Orchestra (as Ambrose and His Orchestra)
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Visual delight
23 August 2019 | by lolo300054See all my reviews

This movie is beautifully shot, the play of colours, lighting, angles and setting is an absolute treat for the eyes. Eisenberg and Stewart have good chemistry, something that is not easily found in current movies. This is the most beautiful Stewart has looked in a movie, it feels as if you are effortlessly transported to the 1930's. Good acting by Eisenberg, Stewart and Carell.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Hebrew

Release Date:

5 August 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Café Society See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$359,289, 17 July 2016

Gross USA:

$11,103,205

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$43,763,247
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2.00 : 1
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