||Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Steve Carell, Blake Lively
|Source of story
||An original screenplay
||A young New Yorker, fed up with working for his father, makes his way to Hollywood where his uncle is an agent, and is eventually given a job. He mixes with the high and mightly and finds romance, but the object of his affections already has a married lover. So he returns to New York and goes to work in his gangster brother’s nightclub. Then friends from the star circuit in LA turn up and his life changes.
||Lots of 1930s cars, houses and scenes, delightfully presented. Some Woody Allen narration (of stuff we could already understand according to some critics), and a whole lot of glamour. Some very good lines which made me laugh out loud in the cinema. Although there is pregnancy, there is no sex.
||Possibly you have to be a Woody Allen fan to like, and to enjoy the actor being him. Jesse Eisenberg does a good job of delivering the lines in a Woody Allen manner, although he has been give an irritating hair style. Watch it but don’t expect magic.