Magic in the Moonlight

2014 • 97 minutes
3.9
264 reviews
51%
Tomatometer
PG-13
Rating
Eligible
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Acclaimed magician Stanley Crawford (Academy Award Winner® Colin Firth*) dazzles his audiences with feats of supernatural amazement. But when it comes to the inexplicable, Stanley is a dedicated skeptic. Enter Sophie Baker (Emma Stone), psychic, soothsayer, and stunning seductress. As Stanley and Sophie embark on misadventures up and down the French Riviera, will they discover proof of a world beyond the laws of physics or have they fallen under the sway of a more earthly chemistry? Woody Allen pulls the strings with precision in this enchanting romantic comedy that explores the realm between what's understood in our minds and what's known in our hearts. *Colin Firth, Academy Award® Winner, The King’s Speech, Best Actor, 2010
Rating
PG-13
3.9
264 reviews
Michael Anson
January 4, 2015
Those loving classic movies will be able to recall the arrogant professor in 'My Fair Lady' who believed that no woman could match his intellect or could interest him romantically, only to meet Eliza, who could and did do both. Magic in the Moonlight strikes a similar theme, but with an arrogant magician instead of an arrogant professor. This movie splits Eliza's character into two women (Olivia and Sophia). Instead of simply discovering that the world does, indeed, hold someone with whom he wants to spend his life, the main character is forced to choose between the woman who matches his abilities and philosophy of life, or the woman with an exceptionally pretty-smile-nice-laugh-great-body combination. He comes to believe in the "magic" of "love at first sight," and IMNHO, he makes the wrong choice.
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Jared M. Feldschreiber
December 18, 2014
Woody is still the master of ambiance, weighty themes and unique period pieces. This one doesn't fully deliver but fans should be delighted for the most part, if only for it's so whimsical and heady. Certainly middle-of-the-road Woody fare, even for hardcore fans.
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Glenn Canady
July 1, 2016
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