Last week I got around to watching the 2014 Woody Allen film, Magic in the Moonlight.
Magic in the Moonlight is one of the many movies I intended to see in the cinema but for one reason or another, missed my chance, so I am very glad to have finally watched it.
The movie is set in 1928 and starts Colin Firth and Emma Stone as a magician and a spiritualist respectively.
I had heard that the movie had received mixed reviews and with the wholly predictable plot, I can see why; although, I still found it incredibly charming.
The story follows Stanley Crawford (Firth) a professional magician whose stage persona is a Chinese gentleman by the name of Wei Ling Soo. Crawford, in his spare time takes great pleasure in using his illusionist knowledge to debunk spiritualists and other types of fraudsters.
Enter Sophie Baker (Stone) one such spiritualist.
It's not difficult to figure how the movie will play out once the premise has been established but I still utterly enjoyed seeing it do so.
If you're looking for a surprising new take on the 'will they, won't they' then I would give this a miss but if you want to spend an enjoyable hour or two in the company of some adorably naive characters, I would recommend giving this a try.