Set in the 1930s, Woody Allen’s bittersweet romance CAFÉ SOCIETY follows Bronx-born Bobby Dorfman (Jesse Eisenberg) to Hollywood where he falls in love, and back to New York where he is swept up in the vibrant world of high society nightclub life. Centering on events in the lives of Bobby’s Bronx family, the film is a glittering valentine to the movie stars, socialites, playboys, debutantes, politicians and gangsters who epitomized the excitement and glamour of the age. Poignant and often hilarious, CAFÉ SOCIETY, a film with a novel’s sweep, takes us on a journey from pastel-clad dealmakers in plush Hollywood mansions, to the quarrels and tribulations of a humble Bronx family, to the rough-and-tumble violence of New York gangsters, to the sparkling surfaces and secret scandals of Manhattan high life. With CAFÉ SOCIETY, Woody Allen conjures up a 1930s world that has passed to tell a deeply romantic tale of dreams that never die.
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Ratings and Reviews
Sweetly cynical Woody Allen romcom has some edge.