You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger
Director: Woody Allen
Cast: Antonio Banderas, Josh Brolin, Anthony Hopkins, Gemma Jones, Freida Pinto, Lucy Punch, Naomi Watts, Roger Ashton-Griffiths, Pauline Collins, Anna Friel
Woody Allen returns to the UK for another incidental drama comedy about a group of people who are all deluding themselves. When their long marriage ends in divorce, Alfie marries a young bimbo and Helena finds solace in a fortune teller. Their daughter Sally feels professionally and personally unfulfilled, and her husband is a struggling writer who is attracted to his next-door neighbour. For good and bad, this is a typical Woody Allen movie. There’s the usual cast of cultured characters, but these people do not leave a lasting impression. The film is bookended with an apt Shakespeare quote which describes this as a tale full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.