Sunday, October 10, 2010
You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger
In Woody Allen's latest film, the cast struggles with situations that life brings to them. You may be thinking, "Doesn't every film have a conflict?" The answer is yes, but in this film the struggles and conflicts of the characters delve into a much deeper hole than one is accustomed to. Even though the story is written with wit and cynicism, two things that I would usually give up my arms and legs to see, "Stranger" takes that and lowers it to a point to where it's depressing to watch. I am a fan of Allen's work and thoroughly enjoyed "Whatever Works" even though some panned it, but "Tall Dark Stranger" is very black and morbid. Yes, there are funny one-liners that remind you that it's a Woody Allen film, but something didn't seem to be there. That charm and dry humor that I'm used to was not included in this piece of work. So this leads me to think, was it actually as bad as I originally perceived it to be? No, because the writing still enticed me. BUT, don't get me wrong, it was not his best. 2 and a half out of 4 stars.