Opening 4 Dec 2014
Writing credits: Woody Allen
Principal actors: Colin Firth, Emma Stone, Marcia Gay Harden, Hamish Linklater, Simon McBurney
This romantic comedy set in the 1920s follows the famous magician Stanley Crawford (Colin Firth) as he attempts to debunk a charming spiritualist, Sophie Baker (Emma Stone), who is seemingly exploiting a wealthy socialite family, the Catledges.
Stanley arrives at the Catledge family estate to set about the unmasking of the fraud with the conviction of his skepticism and armed with his caustic personality. But Sophie’s predictions and enchanting way soon present Stanley with more than he expected. Against his better judgment, he is soon doubting his stance and bowing to the desire to believe that there is “something more” to life itself. The biggest trick in this story is a charming sleight of hand that brings a smile to your lips. (Christine Riney)