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In the 1930s, Bobby Dorfman (Jesse Eisenberg) moves to Hollywood where his powerful uncle (Steve Carell) gives him a job at his agency; he falls in love with a secretary (Kristen Stewart), without realizing that she’s having an affair with his uncle. A pleasant but unremarkable romantic comedy-drama from Woody Allen who tries to conjure some old-fashioned Tinseltown magic. He is greatly helped in that department by cinematographer Vittorio Storaro who provides the film with a lush look. The story follows an ill-fated romance, but remains fairly shallow. Still, the movie as a whole benefits from the cast, its humor and the traditional Allen atmosphere.

2016-U.S. 96 min. Color. Written, directed and narrated by Woody Allen. Cinematography: Vittorio Storaro. Cast: Jesse Eisenberg (Bobby Dorfman), Kristen Stewart (Veronica ”Vonnie” Sybil), Steve Carell (Phil Stern), Blake Lively, Parker Posey, Corey Stoll… Sheryl Lee.

Trivia: Bruce Willis was first cast, but replaced by Carell.

 

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