Set in the 1930s, Woody Allen’s bittersweet romance follows Bronx-born Bobby Dorfman to Hollywood, where he falls in love, and back to New York, where he is swept up in the vibrant world of high society nightclub life.
As the story begins, Bobby sets out for Los Angeles, hoping for something more interesting than working in his father’s jewellery store. At Hollywood, he works for his high-powered agent uncle Phil. He soon falls for Phil’s charming assistant Vonnie, but as she’s involved with another man, he settles for friendship.
He is a high-energy mover and shaker who is on a first name basis with many of the biggest stars in Hollywood. He’s always multi-tasking, always has a call and a meeting going on at the same time, but he also has a softer and more vulnerable side.
Seeking more out of life, Bobby flees his father’s jewellery store for Hollywood. As Bobby is new to LA, Phil asks his assistant, Vonnie, to show him around town. After she takes him on a tour of movie star homes and shares her experiences and opinions about Hollywood, Bobby is immediately attracted to her.
Vonnie is an ambitious, fresh, funny, and seems to have a real world perspective. Unfortunately, She has a boyfriend, and Bobby must settle for her friendship.
She is a beautiful socialite whose husband has just left her when she was introduced to Bobby. Veronica is quickly won over by Bobby’s charm and confidence. They then get happily married, until Vonnie appears again…