(2016) (Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart) (PG-13)
- QUICK TAKE:
- Dramedy: A young man moves to 1930s era Hollywood where he falls in love with a young woman who's seeing a married man.
- It's the 1930s and Bobby Dorfman (JESSE EISENBERG) is a young man from the Bronx who's realized he can't work for the business run by his father, Marty (KEN STOTT), and thus has headed out to Hollywood to seek a new life. His mother, Rose (JEANNIE BERLIN), informs Bobby's uncle, Phil Stern (STEVE CARELL) -- a powerful talent agent -- that he's headed that way and maybe he can help him out. With Phil too busy doing deals, he brings his nephew to industry parties where he meets various movers and shakers, as well as Rad Taylor (PARKER POSEY) who runs a modeling agency back in New York. Phil also has his secretary, Vonnie (KRISTEN STEWART), show Bobby around town, and the young man is instantly smitten with her. Unfortunately for him, she's already seeing someone, but Bobby doesn't learn until later that it's Phil who's cheating on his wife with the much younger woman.
When Phil calls that off, Bobby makes his move and he and Vonnie soon become an item. But when Phil changes his mind once again, Vonnie chooses him over Bobby. Dejected, Bobby returns home and gets a job working at a club run by his brother, Ben (COREY STOLL), a gangster who will eventually help his sister, Evelyn (SARI LENNICK), and her husband, Leonard (STEPHEN KUNKEN), deal with a troublesome neighbor. Bobby also ends up meeting divorcee Veronica (BLAKE LIVELY) and the two hit it off and eventually marry. But when Phil and Vonnie pay a visit to New York, Bobby finds himself drawn back to his former flame and must figure out what to do.
- WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
- They might if they're fans of someone in the cast (otherwise it doesn't seem that likely).
- WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG-13
- For some violence, a drug reference, suggestive material and smoking.
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