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Magic in the Moonlight Movie Quotes

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"Magic in the Moonlight" movie quotes tell the story of one man who seeks to expose an alleged fake spiritualist. The comedy-drama movie was written and directed by Woody Allen. "Magic in the Moonlight" opened in a limited number of theaters in the United States on July 25, 2014.

In "Magic in the Moonlight," Stanley Crawford (Colin Firth) is stage illusionist Wei Ling Soo in 1920s Europe. As a favor to his friend Howard Burkan (Simon McBurney), Stanley visits the French Riviera to spend time with the Catledge family in a hopeful effort to expose Sophie Baker (Emma Stone), a spiritualist whom Howard thinks is a fraud.

Despite learning that members of the Catledge family, including Brice (Hamish Linklater), Grace (Jacki Weaver) and Carolina (Erica Leerhsen), are smitten with Sophie, Stanley is still unconvinced. But her charm and her ability to make him see the world in a way he never believed was real is growing on Stanley. His determination in the end may just shock everyone involved.

"Magic in the Moonlight" isn't the only great film in theaters in July 2014 as it opens battling the likes of "Hercules," "Lucy," "Planes: Fire & Rescue," "Sex Tape," "Wish I Was Here, "And So It Goes, "Dawn of Planet of the Apes," "A Long Way Down," "Tammy," "Earth to Echo," "Deliver Us from Evil," "Transformers: Age of Extinction," "Snowpiercer," "Begin Again," "They Came Together," "Think Like a Man Too," "22 Jump Street, "How to Train Your Dragon 2," "Hellion," "The Rover," and The Fault in Our Stars."
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    The More I Watch Her, the More I'm Stunned

    Stanley Crawford: "The more I watch her, the more I'm stunned. Could she be real? I'm beginning to question my own common sense."
    Aunt Vanessa: "You've always been so certain about the world and I've always tried to teach you that we don't know."

    Stanley's Aunt Vanessa tries to remind him that despite his feelings to the contrary, the world is often not black or white, or even explainable. He's starting to see that she may be right.
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    Cumulus Clouds or Cirrus?

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    Sophie Baker: "My mental impressions are cloudy."
    Stanley Crawford: "Are they cumulus clouds or cirrus?"
    Sophie Baker: "You're making fun of me."

    Stanley doesn't even try to hide the fact that he thinks Sophie's full of it when her vision grows cloudy. She is not amused by his mocking questions.
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    Greatest Debunker of Fake Spiritualists

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    Howard Burkan: "Stanley, you are still the best in the world… I need your help."
    Stanley Crawford: "The plot thickens."
    Howard Burkan: "The Catledge family are socialites in the South of France. There's a woman who has them believing she's a spirit medium. You are the greatest debunker of fake spiritualists."
    Stanley Crawford: "She won't fool me."

    Howard Burkan enlists his friend, Stanley Crawford, for a special task. Howard thinks that a prominent family is being duped and wants Stanley to investigate.
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    She's Quite Likable

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    Aunt Vanessa: "Stanley doesn't believe in spiritualists. He thinks you are all scoundrels."

    Aunt Vanessa: "She's quite likable, even if she is a fraud."

    While Stanley might not be charmed by Sophie, his Aunt Vanessa is warming up to the girl. Fraud or not, she is something special.
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