Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Gemma Jones, Naomi Watts, Josh Brolin
Director: Woody Allen
There are four principal protagonists in Woody Allen's latest film, 'You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger', and each is seeking more from life than has been dealt to him. Alfie (played by Anthony Hopkins) is a rich, retired man who leaves his ageing wife for a twenty-something hooker who makes him feel younger. His embittered wife Helena (played by Gemma Jones) finds solace in the comforting assurances provided by a fake fortune-teller, and his daughter Sally (played by Naomi Watts) is an assistant at an art gallery who has a crush on her boss. Sally's novelist husband Roy (played by Josh Brolin) is battling writer's block, even as he spends his days flirting shamelessly with a pretty neighbor.
Set in London, this film about romantic frustration among the upper class is a satisfying but never quite exhilarating comedy from a filmmaker who's dealt with the same themes, and written suspiciously similar characters before. ...more
12:09 AM, Dec 18, 2010