You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger

I finally had a chance to see "You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger" last weekend. Written and directed by Woody Allen, this film has his name written all over it, even though it's the kind of 'light' film he hasn't really made that often before. As a bit of a fan of Woody I was not disappointed. London forms the backdrop of this film (partly the reason I'm blogging about this while I'm IN London) and with a cast that includes Naomi Watts, Josh Brolin, Anthony Hopkins and Freida Pinto this is an enjoyable film about dysfunctional families and relationships that may or may not last. I particularly liked Lucy Punch and Anthony Hopkins' storyline - I think his vulnerable performance and Punch's subtle comedy actually stood out for me in this film. All in all it's that kind of film I would recommend to maybe watch on a lazy Sunday afternoon.

Anyway, here's the official synopsis and please check out the trailer below :)

Woody Allen’s “You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger” follows a pair of married couples, Alfie (Anthony Hopkins) and Helena (Gemma Jones), and their daughter Sally (Naomi Watts) and husband Roy (Josh Brolin), as their passions, ambitions, and anxieties lead them into trouble and out of their minds. After Alfie leaves Helena to pursue his lost youth and a free-spirited call girl named Charmaine (Lucy Punch), Helena abandons rationality and surrenders her life to the loopy advice of a charlatan fortune teller. Unhappy in her marriage, Sally develops a crush on her handsome art gallery owner boss, Greg (Antonio Banderas), while Roy, a novelist nervously awaiting the response to his latest manuscript, becomes moonstruck over Dia (Freida Pinto), a mystery woman who catches his gaze through a nearby window. Despite these characters’ attempts to dodge their problems with pipe dreams and impracticable plans, their efforts lead only to heartache, irrationality, and perilous hot water. Taking its title from the prediction fortune tellers use to beguile their marks, “You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger,” illustrates with wry humor how easy it is for our illusions to make fools of us all.

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