Café Society is a film I wouldn’t refer to as entertaining. Surely, it comprises of great aesthetic pleasures and binds well with the theme and settings it follows, but it was in very minimal ways entertaining. The board of moviegoers constitutes some very honorable and renowned stars—among them, Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg and Blake Lively—and the film narrator, Woody Allen, is also a very respected man in his industry; those two factors combined altogether had really propelled my hopes up. I wouldn’t depict it as a letdown though—because it absolutely wasn’t—to me it simply wasn’t that electrifying and thought stimulating. Perhaps it’s due to the theme, but for sure it didn’t stir up my curiosity, make me ponder or get me feeling multiple different sentiments. To put it in short, it was rather bland and is prone to be forgotten. I would catch myself skipping parts occasionally, which is awful.
I don’t intend any offense to the director or any party involved in the creation of this movie, as I know for sure this must’ve been a very complex project that requires a certain degree of meticulousness in order to conform it to the theme, but the fact that it ended up dreary and anticlimactic is irrefutable for me. The plot and concept of it all was lovely but, as I stated, has no definite climax.
Although, there’s one thing I’m one hundred percent assured of and that is the transparently outstanding performance Jesse Eisenberg had set forth. His acting skills were in sync with the role he’s assigned and he is undeniably the perfect man for the job. I opine it’s very marvelous how flexible he can become in terms of embodying different statuses of his role; from a stiff and socially awkward young lad to a confident gentleman. Kristen Stewart had also carried the movie really well, which I’m pleasantly surprised of! Would definitely recommend for those who are curious! Go watch!
Looking for an exciting career, young Bobby Dorfman leaves New York for the glitz and glamour of 1930s Hollywood. After landing a job with his uncle, Bobby falls for Vonnie, a charming woman who happens to be his employer’s mistress. Settling for friendship but ultimately heartbroken, Bobby returns to the Bronx and begins working in a nightclub. Everything falls into place when he finds romance with a beautiful socialite, until Vonnie walks back into his life and captures his heart once again.