Found this random little gem on my Sky Go app, I was bored doing my housework and wanted something to watch on my iPad so I could move it around with me while I was cleaning. This was a great choice...
Colin Firth plays Stanley, a magician who appears to be able to solve any spiritual trickery he casts his eye over. To that end he is brought to the South of France to meet Sophie Baker (Emma Stone), an American clairvoyant with powers to seemingly see into the past and the future without breaking sweat. Stanley, initially adamant she must be a fraudster, quickly becomes infatuated with her and believes she is in fact telling the truth.
I have not watched a Woody Allen film before, not sure whether it is by choice or just chance but I'm glad this is the first one I watched. I love Colin Firth and Emma Stone anyway so it already had good standing but the story was great, I loved the over dramatics (not unlike a magicians act on stage). It had the opening, the confusion and the reveal at the end.
I feel like there is some history in the casting that I should no about, the way some of the smaller parts that were cast almost had a cameo feel (Stanley's Aunt for example) so I think I'm going to have to do some reading up to see if they have prominence in Woody Allen's previous movies.
I think this may have given me food for thought on watching Woody Allen movies, any recommendations?