Thursday, December 9, 2010

You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010): review: 1.5/10

In London. an elderly man leaves his wife to date a prostitute of low social origins; his ex-wife consoles herself with the aid of a soothsayer and alchohol. Meanwhile, their daughter and her husband, who are an art dealer and struggling writer respectively, argue and meet others.

The stilted script and wooden acting suggest an utter lack of curiousity about how people truly fuction: as a consequence the film lacks humour or bite.

And Woody Allen's London is, as ever, insipid: completely lacking any of the messiness of the real. Indeed there is something annoying about his parade of expensive places.

Woody Allen's stock themes and devices: older man and younger woman, stuggling writers, the cultured upper middle classes, jazz music and Americans abroad are shuffled together and reproduced with increasing weariness each time he makes a film.

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