22 September 2010

You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger

Written & Directed by: Woody Allen
Full credits at IMDb

After Whatever Works proved a failed homecoming, Woody has again expatriated to London, the site of his greatest recent success. Match Point marked Allen's aughties high, a triumph recaptured in neither Scoop nor (the nevertheless underrated) Cassandra's Dream. In Stranger, Allen gropes again for that English magic, once more exploring matters of fortune. There's even a scene at the opera! Not to mention the soap-opera jealousies on display among the philandering cultured classes. But Allen fails at his art here as spectacularly as his own characters.

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