End of the 1920th. Golden Age of Europe. To known illusionist Stanley, with success giving performances on either side of Atlantic, the ancient friend with a delicate request addresses. According to him, in the south of France the certain young person who is giving out for the medium appeared. The girl dexterously gets in on a bubble scheme the old women, wishing to communicate to spirits of the already gone to a better world husbands, and nobody can expose it. With Stanley’s enthusiasm rushes to catch the swindler by a hand, but gives in to Sofie’s abilities soon. The unusual talent of the young beauty turns a cracker cynic into the enamoured boy, but whether is and it is a part of the fooling plan?
The film shot in the south of France was symbolically presented to the audience for the first viewing at the New York cinema "Paris"
There is such ancient expression: «At first you work for reputation, then the reputation works at you». Woody Allen – a live embodiment of this maxim. Created the name the director actively is no time today itself uses it, leaning on a lag effect of spectator thinking, former merits and crowds of admirers. Anything bad in it is not present, it is impossible to tell that Allen completely "degenerated" and uses exclusively old luggage, but also for brilliants from it wait everything more rare, let the maestro and gives out according to the film in a year with persistence of a stakhanovets.
Emma Stone so pleased to Woody Allen in operating time over «Magic of a moonlight» that the director already invited her in the following picture
This "conveyor", perhaps, in the worst sense levels Allen’s creativity. At all his most devoted fans perfectly know pictures, to it created in the 70th and 80th years of the last century. Whether someone can without the aid of Wikipedia and IMDb to call in chronological sequence the tapes which have been removed by the master in the XXI century? Hardly. At all not because among them there are no small masterpieces, "Jasmine" and «Midnight in Paris», for example, are worthy repeated viewings and long discussions. But the others … In the majority Woody Allen’s last tapes are worthy the only thing – places on a DVD disk «V. Allen’s Films 12 – in – 1».
«The magic of a moonlight» – such knickknack from which it is not a shame to wave away, look which during air flight or long moving will not be blasphemy about which year of an exit will forget in three years. Nobody will condemn you if you see the film not in days of a premiere, and in a year or two. It only «Woody Allen’s new film» – a series of long series of a name of this screenwriter skillfully submitting through passage and the director. In "Magic" there is how many that no intricate or original plot is quite simple and clear history about the swindlers, trying to vent on someone old offenses. Such were repeatedly described in easy parkway reading matter and not once became a basis theatrical and film statements. The film is avaricious on the well-known allenovsky humour, the cynicism of the protagonist hardly will be to the taste to all categories of the audience. At all diligence to give to a tape the European charm of centenary prescription, it is far not «Great Gatsby», all sendings by an era are limited to da’s suits the ancient car.
From «Magic of a moonlight» it would be quite possible to wave away simply if not one "but", and consists in it Woody Allen’s real talent, managing to cling the viewer even, apparently, the emptiest film. The picture captivates Colin Fert’s magnificent game and diligence to keep in a waterway senior colleague Emma Stone. As to the last, it in the best degree managed the first half of the film when the heroine Stone theatrically breaks hands, representing the medium, rolls up the head and frightens present of mysterious expressions:« To me information came "or" I feel vibrations». Having passed to a romantic field, Emma is lost, not in time first, however, and loses all actor’s whists, having exchanged them for quite false enamoured look. Other business Colin Firth. Besides that this actor, undoubtedly, possesses a boundless range so thanks to energy of the scenario of Allen it in all directions suits small "overheat" – his hero passes admissible norms in insults, in cynicism to it is not present equal, it is avaricious on emotions and support words, he is the fierce atheist and the materialist to the core. But thus the opposite pole is available to it also – Stanley is ready to plunge with the head into an occultism, romanticism, to throw the bride for the sake of «magic of a moonlight». Improbable pleasure from Fert’s game – Allen’s main gift.