Monday, August 4, 2014
Magic in the Moonlight: Do you believe in magic?
Woody Allen's delightful, charming, frothy contribution this summer's movies asks us to believe. And chances are you're going to walk out of the theater obliging him.
He's not talking about religion, though if you choose to believe in a creator, go right ahead. But, whatever side of that issue you're on, you have to admit there is no proof one way or another.
However, if you just take the time to look around, experience the world, really open your eyes, you'll see what he wants you be believe in. Magic is everywhere.
The Movie Slut never gives away a plot. But she will say that this flick takes place in 1928. Oh the clothes! Oh the settings! Colin Firth is a misanthropic, skeptical magician, who believes in nothing. Until he meets Emma Stone, a young woman working as a psychic. He sets out to expose her. But you know what they say about the best laid plans.