You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger follows the tale of a group of friends and family and the many twists and turns as they are involved in one another’s lives.
The main storylines follow two couples, the first being the parents of the woman in the second couple. The parents have separated, with the husband in a relationship with a younger woman, and the younger couple is engaged even though they are both in flirtatious relationships with other people. The story is a romantic dramedy.
The film is the latest by Woody Allen, who hasn’t had a hit in about thirty years, but had such good films once upon a time that people will still see his latest. Okay, so Vicky Christina Barcelona wasn’t half bad, but that was mostly because of the hotness of Scarlett Johannsen and Penelope Cruz. Otherwise, not much for hits.
Who’s It For?
Movie Release Date
September 22, 2010 Limited
Who’s In It?
Antonio Banderas … Greg
Josh Brolin … Roy
Anthony Hopkins … Alfie
Gemma Jones … Helena Shepridge
Freida Pinto … Dia
Lucy Punch … Charmaine
Naomi Watts … Sally
Roger Ashton-Griffiths … Jonathan
This is the fourth film Woody Allen has made in England.
Whatever Works, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Scoop, Melinda and Melinda
What’s Good About It?
Woody Allen is a talented guy, even outside of comedy. He has a nice style and can directed in a way that’s both light and weighty at the same time. It’s refreshing.
What’s Bad About It?
I feel like he’s already made this film. Even if it’s a completely different story from some of his latest films, it still looks just like them. Plus, it looks really European. Never a good thing.
Our Clever Prediction
Box office dud, but there is some potential for awards, as the Academy seems to love Wood. I mean Woody.
I meant wood.
Plus, Freida Pinto!