Magic in the Moonlight | Den of Geek Review

Yes, Stanley is Woody Allen, or at least a version of the writer-director. Never one to deny his complicated feelings about spirituality and the afterlife, Allen has previously said that he was raised of the Hebrew persuasion before converting to narcissism at an early age. And despite making some of the most beautiful celluloid fantasies of the last several decades, there are just as many Woody Allen movies that reach for the mystical and come up with only a cleverly worded punch line.

So, it’s only fitting after last year’s more high-minded crocodile tears for the elite in Blue Jasmine that Allen returns to this never settled internal debate for Magic in the Moonlight, a light and infectiously pleasant farce that may not reconcile skepticism and faith, but certainly thinks they should get a drink when this is all done.

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