Cute, likable, and funny.
Side note: I have no idea why this didn't post when I saw this movie three weeks ago (what the hell, Rotten Tomatoes). I went into this with very muted expectations. I love Colin Firth and Emma Stone, but Woody Allen's movies are really inconsistent in regards to quality. The last three years have had a great-then-bad-then-great pattern, so I figured this would be not good. I didn't read any reviews but I knew that the consensus was mixed, but happily, that wasn't the case for me, because this movie is so cute. Cute would definitely be the word to describe this, on top of the set design and costumes being beautiful, and dialogue being witty and energetic. In typical Woody Allen fashion, the script is leans towards sharp and mostly funny, and Firth and Stone are (obviously) great. They work well together, despite some of their on-screen romance not landing perfectly, but I blame the script for that one. The film is immersive in its 1928 setting not only from the visuals, but the filmmaking. The opening credits are classical, the music is very traditional and safe (but in a good way), and almost all - if not all - of the scene transitions are crossfades. The movie is predictable, but finds some small flourishes of interest compared to how formulaic this basic concept sounds. The movie itself is brisk up until approximately the 80-minute mark, where it starts to drift along a bit too much, but I still had fun and it just made me happy. 7.7/10, good, one thumb up, above average, etc.