Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Magic in the Moonlight (2014)






Colin Firth, Emma Stone, Hamish Linklater, Marcia Gay Harden, Jacki Weaver, Erica Leerhsen, Eileen Atkins, Simon McBurney, Lionel Abelanski


Stanley Crawford (Colin Firth) is a famous English magician who has dedicated his life to revealing fraudulent spiritualists. Persuaded by his friend, Howard Burkan (Simon McBurney), he plans to uncover a young spiritualist, Sophie (Emma Stone). However, the more time he spends with her, he starts believing she is not a charlatan, but a real psychic. 


It may have disappointed me a little bit, still Magic in the Moonlight is a good film. Life might be not just black and white, but also a mixture of shades of gray. 

Dealing with magic and mysticism, Woody Allen poses himself/us a question: is there most than what we see? Does magic exist?

I've been amazed by the bright and shiny colours. The music is great, and I particularly enjoyed listening to Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9.

If until now I've only said good things, had come the time to talk about the bad ones: I didn't appreciate much the script. While it was very promising at the beginning, it ended up into a cliché.

Colin Firth, serious and hilarious as the skeptical Stanley, is terrific. Emma Stone is funny and delightful as always. Eileen Atkins, who plays Aunt Vanessa, is marvelous.

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