Legendary director Woody Allen has made a career of telling quirky and touching comedic stories on film. In fact, Allen's resume reads like a list of the some of the greatest comedies ever made including Annie Hall, Hannah and Her Sisters, Zelig, Crimes and Misdemeanors, Mighty Aphrodite, Everyone Says I Love You and Sweet and Lowdown. In 2005 Allen moved his trademark cinematic setting from Manhattan to London for Match Point, which in a way rejuvenated his career. He followed that up with several other internationally shot films including Scoop, Cassandra's Dream, Vicky Cristina Barcelona and his latest movie, You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, which opens in theaters on September 24th.
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 fortuneteller. 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 fortunetellers 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.Read More