Originally we planned to see Suicide Squad, a take on all the recent superhero movies. But then we decided to be grown ups, to see something a bit more intellectual: Café Society.
Woody Allen's latest is a sentimental, nostalgic romance set in the 1930's.
The main character, Bobby, is (unsurprisingly) a nebbish, who grew up in a neurotic Jewish family in the Bronx. He heads to California to work for his uncle Phil, a Hollywood agent. He meets Vonnie, an unconventional Midewesterner. He falls in love with Vonnie, and Vonnie turns to him when her married boyfriend dumps her.
If you're looking for a happy romance...look elsewhere. Ultimately Bobby returns to New York, becomes a successful nightclub operator, and marries someone else.
It's a wistful romance punctuated by comedic bits involving the neurotic Jewish relatives. It's certainly not on par with movies like Sleeper, Annie Hall or Manhattan. But it was definitely worthwhile.
life in and around NYC is insane
- The waning days of summer
- The thing about local baseball...
- Thomas's Ham 'n' Eggery
- The human sponge
- save a life and you have saved the world
- To boldly go...
- Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
- Rennaisance Faire
- Orange Top Diner
- get up and move
- Songbird loves the 80's: CATS
- worried ....
- Vacation All I ever wanted....
- Mi Casa Dominican restaurant
- Political violence
- Abraham, Martin and John
- I am a wild woman!
- Ronald Reagan and James Brady
- Mouse Trap Survivor Cheese Commercial
- Gabby Giffords
- Yigal Amir
- V-A-C-A-T-I-O-N in the summer sun
- Cafe Society
- Lay's Tikka Masala
- Another this and that
- The Olympics
- Sunken Meadow redux
- Every summer, Lay's comes out with four new flavor...
- The Pit Stop redux
- high school reunion
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