Film Reviews: “You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger” (2010)

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Written and directed by Woody Allen.
Starring Anthony Hopkins, Naomi Watts, Josh Brolin, and Antonio Banderas.

Enjoyable yet familiar Allen-esque entanglement of relationships.

Roy is married to Sally. However, various stresses have caused them to emotionally and sexually drift apart. One day while writing, Ray hears music outside his window. He sees a beautiful woman playing guitar, and develops a fondness for her.
The two begin talking and having lunch regularly. Sally gets a new job as an assistant to Greg, a dashing and wealthy art gallery owner. She develops a crush.
Meanwhile Sally’s parents, Helena and Alfie, begin new relationships of their own.

We see the consequences and triumphs to chasing ones dreams. The film poses the question as to whether these desires are illusions of the heart, or if they are really what’s best for us. Even if they are illusions, does it really matter since they make us happy?

Great cast! I personally love Naomi Watts! This is a good film. Not too deep and not too silly. Normal Allen fare. I recommend it.

2.5 out of 4.0 stars.

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