Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Magic in the Moonlight Review - 3 Stars

Woody Allen goes for a light touch in “Magic in the Moonlight.”  Colin Firth enters as a world-famous magician performing in costume as a Chinese wizard.  His friend invites him to the French Riviera to debunk a spiritualist working her magic on a wealthy family.  Emma Stone plays the young woman who has captures the eye of a wealthy young man using his mother as a mark.  First of course can’t figure out how the young woman does what she does and of course romance blooms.  The costumes and music of the period add to the fun.  “Magic in the Moonlight” feels like the kind of romantic comedies they made back in the day.  Allen’s always interesting cast this time includes Marcia Gay Harden, Eileen Atkins, and Hamish Linklater.  Does it deliver what it promises?  Light comic romance.  Is it entertaining?  Great fun with a light touch. Is it worth the price of admission?  Just for the fun of it.