Café Society

July 16th, 2016


Café Society

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Release Year: 2016

Rating: 7.1/10 ( voted)

Critic's Score: /100

Director: Woody Allen

Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Steve Carell

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.

Steve Carell - Phil Stern
Sheryl Lee - Karen Stern
Todd Weeks - Oscar
Paul Schackman - Al
Jodi Carlisle - Maid
Richard Portnow - Walt
Jeannie Berlin - Rose Dorfman
Ken Stott - Marty Dorfman
Jesse Eisenberg - Bobby
Sari Lennick - Evelyn
Stephen Kunken - Leonard
Laurel Griggs - Evelyn's Daughter
Corey Stoll - Ben Dorfman
Saul Stein - Danny (Ben's Hood)
Gabriel Millman - Ben's Hood

Taglines: Anyone who is anyone will be seen at Café Society.


Official Website: Official site [France]

Country: USA

Language: English

Release Date: 3 Jan 2016

Filming Locations: New York City, New York, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $30,000,000 (estimated)

Technical Specs


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Corey Stoll previously co-starred in Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris (2011). See more »


User Review


Rating: 8/10

Woody Allen's latest, which opened yesterday in Paris and at the Cannes Festival, is a gentle and thoughtful examination of love. Jesse Eisenberg, best known for his portrayal of Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network, plays Bobby, a young New Yorker who heads out to Hollywood in search of an exciting future. He falls for Vonnie (Kristin Stewart of Twilight fame), the secretary of his Uncle Phil (Steve Carell), a successful producer, and is soon confronted with the fact that she has a mysterious lover. The resulting confusion is worthy of Allen's mentor, Anton Chekhov. In an interview in the French magazine l'Obs, Allen remembers his own experience in Hollywood, talking to a producer who cut him off to take a call from Fred Astaire. We soon meet all of the rest of Bobby's family, including a gangster brother and a sister who is married to an intellectual, who offers such wisdom as the quotation, "Live every day like it's your last and some day you'll be right." With brilliant cinematography by Vittorio Storaro and great performances from Eisenberg, Carell and Stewart, the film is one of Allen's most enjoyable in years. The poster features a stylized profile of a woman with a teardrop - love always includes an element of sadness, even as it brings laughter and self-realization. A French review of the Cannes opening compares Allen to Ernst Lubitsch, master of urbane comedies of manners in the 1930's.


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