Release Date: 18 January 2017
Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Steve Carell
Prepare for fidelity, infidelity and low fidelity in Woody Allen’s latest romantic dramedy. Set in the 1930s, it revolves around young Bobby Dorfman (Jesse Eisenberg, although you just know that he’d be played by Allen if he wasn’t now 81 years old). Tired of jewellery work for his father, he leaves the Big Apple for the glitziness of Hollywood. He’s given odd jobs by his uncle Phil (Steve Carell), who’s a big wheel down at the movie factory, and instantly falls for his pretty but unpretentious secretary, Vonnie (Kristen Stewart). She has a boyfriend, but they make for great pals. Naturally feelings grow and one heck of a bizarre love triangle soon comes into play. Very much a Woody Allen flick – jazz, neuroses, jazz, family dynamics, jazz – Café Society may not be Manhattan, but it’s definitely L.A.