Café Society

Café Society

DVD - 2016
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Set in the 1930s, a young Bronx native moves to Hollywood where he falls in love with the secretary of his powerful uncle, an agent to the stars. After returning to New York he is swept up in the vibrant world of high society nightclub life.
Publisher: Santa Monica, California :, Lionsgate,, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
Branch Call Number: DVD COMEDY
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 96 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in
digital, optical, surround, 5.1 Dolby Digital, rda
video file, DVD video, rda


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Dec 28, 2020

Delightful, lively script as only Woody can do. "Bobby" adopts voice, cadence, mannerisms to Woody so seems like it's Woody playing the lead in the film.

Jun 01, 2020

I wanted to like this movie more. Eisenberg and Carrell were solid. Kristen Stewart was awful in my opinion. I haven't watched Woody Allen romcom's at all, this is my first one. I wish I could get my time back!

Apr 01, 2019

It was cute and funny. Woody Allen is pretty predictable at this point. I enjoyed the costumes and set dressing, the cars, etc.

Aug 27, 2018

Steve Carell was great in this movie! Though i am not a big fan, i think he suited his character.
I was intrigued by the preview of this movie and utterly disappointed at the second half.

Aug 25, 2018

It seems like Woody Allen makes the same film over and over.
Little Jewish schmuck adrift in the world. Constantly bumbling around with sexual issues and intellectual psycho babble.

The location was the highlight of this. Nice photography.

Dec 29, 2017

Cafe Society is an offering by Woody Allan about 1940's or 50's Hollywood. It held my interest but was a bit bland for my taste.

Dec 26, 2017

That standout to me in this film was Kristen Stewart. In this movie it's clear to me that if she hasn't matured as an actress she is at the very least maturing. She was a pleasure to watch. Also good in this was Steve Carrell. A good movie with regular Allen pathos.

Aug 30, 2017

As Woody Allen movies go, it's okay but far from his best. Mild and forgettable entertainment in its use of appealing actors, mix of sex and humor, and pretty, detailed sets.

May 18, 2017

This movie is pleasing to my eyes. This is mostly due to Blake Lively. Kristen Stewart, though still pretty after her time as Bella Swan in Twilight, is lacking as an actress as I expected.

Apr 18, 2017

The making of this film was a waste of money, talent and energy.

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Jun 01, 2020

Leonard: Socrates said, "The unexamined life is not worth living." But the examined one is no bargain.

Dec 04, 2016

At dusk, the hills of Hollywood, light barrier often beautifully saturated Technicolor tones. The homes of the stars, late 30s, was said to sumptuous, were. At cocktail parties and dinners, the upper crust of the film world chained drinks, peddled rumors, doing business and exchanged gossip. No feast of the Most Hollywood was successful without Phil Stern, an all-powerful agent, and his lovely wife, Karen.
Two weeks later, a taxi from the train station stopped in Hollywood before the Ali Baba Motel. Pulled out a young man full of hope to build his life: Robert Jacob Dorfman. Bobby Dorfman, du Bronx,
away from home for the first time. Son of a poor jeweler, Marty Dorfman, and his whiny wife, Rose,
quarreling about everything, especially about Phil Stern.
... Evelyn, the teacher, married to Leonard, the nerd, the teacher, the Communist. "Religion is the opium of the people."
You married a musician?
-A stock broker.
You divorced.
-It's him. My best friend was better in bed

Dec 04, 2016

On older men and young women:
Then Errol present her little starlet. Irene asks her if her daughter. As dry, Errol looks at her and says:
"Not. This is my granddaughter."
She is much younger than me.
-So what? Regardless, if there is love.
I am consumed with guilt towards Karen, who has never disappointed me. She is bright, cheerful, faithful. It worked well in bed. Very good. But with the other, it's fantastic!
I would like to know his new wife.
-Not you, Martin?
Not really. You know what I think of your brother. It is not Jewish, this man! What kind of man sold off his wife after 25 years to fall in love with a secretary 25 years?
-Unfortunately, many men choose their secretary.
Bobby says she is superb.
-The physical is not everything! And righteousness? And faithfulness? You're not a Miss but I stayed.
You drank enough.
-Love is an emotion. The emotions are not rational. We "fall" in love.

Dec 04, 2016

Dear Bobby, It's raining today. Very nice, but a little melancholy. Leonard sees the poignancy of life:
accept that it has no meaning, and even rejoice in that absence of meaning. Beats me, but mom summed it by saying: "Live each day as the last. One day it will be."
Yes, I loved you and I loved Phil. I was with him for a year and a half and you were ... left but adorable, manic, young, romantic, a little lost.
-Next to a large man. It was hard.
Our future was uncertain, I do not want to lose you.
-I thought if your career is not taking off, you'd like me and would be unhappy.
How to know? I never stopped thinking about you. Not a single day.
-I always dream of you. More...
I am the wife of Phil. It is wonderful to me, he loves me, he messed up his life for me. I am loyal to him.
-Yet you dream of me.
You're happily married, you have a child.
-You said it.

Dec 04, 2016

First assassin. And now, Christian. What have I done to deserve this? What's worse? There you explained.
-The Jews have no life after death.
We all fear of death. But it does not abandon the religion that we were born.
-I'm not afraid to die.
You're too stupid to understand what it means.
-I'm not saying that I like the idea.
And I repulse death with all my strength. But when the Angel of Death will take my last breath, I will go. I complain. I swear. You hear me ? I will go complaining to me.
Whose? You will do what, idiot? A letter to the Times?
-I will complain of silence. Because all my life I prayed tirelessly and I never got an answer!
What are you talking about? No answer is also an answer.
-It's stupid that Judaism does not offer life after death. They would have a lot more customers.

Dec 04, 2016

Was Woody thinking about his women past and present?:
Life is a comedy written by an author sadistic. I loved you and you married my uncle, what makes you ... my aunt. Tante Vonnie. I still have a crush on you, Vonnie aunt.
Happy New Year my love.
-With you, every year is new and happier.
Thank you, that's really sweet. What are you thinking about ?
-In anything, all is well.
I thought of the relentless nature of time. Socrates said: "An unexamined life is not worth living." But when examined, it is no picnic.
Indulge your secret.
-Our secret ?
Tell them.
-We have common interests, like the same movies, and children. ... Those of others.
Time flies, a new stage in this bewildering journey to where?
Each time... it stirs emotions. I start to dream ... You too, no doubt. And dreams ... remain dreams.
Some feelings never die.


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Jun 01, 2020

Violence: Gun violence


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