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You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010)

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Sally's parents' marriage breaks up when her father undergoes a mid-life crisis and impulsively weds a prostitute as Sally's own marriage also begins to disintegrate.

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Follows a pair of married couples, Alfie (Hopkins) and Helena (Jones), and their daughter Sally (Watts) and husband Roy (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 (Punch), Helena abandons rationality and surrenders her life to the loopy advice of a charlatan fortune teller. Unhappy in her marriage, Sally develops a crush on her handsome art gallery owner boss, Greg (Banderas), while Roy, a novelist nervously awaiting the response to his latest manuscript, becomes moonstruck over Dia (Pinto), a mystery woman who catches his gaze through a nearby window. Written by Sony Pictures Classics

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Rated R for some language | See all certifications »

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22 October 2010 (USA)  »

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Untitled Woody Allen London Project  »

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Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$160,103 (USA) (24 September 2010)

Gross:

$3,247,816 (USA) (4 February 2011)
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Anna Friel filmed her role in a day. See more »

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When Ray (Theo James) is massaging Charmaine's legs, his hands keep on changing position from shot to shot. See more »

Quotes

Sally: What happened to Jonathan?
Helena Shebritch: I've been all over it with Crystal. He left me for another woman.
Sally: No!
Helena Shebritch: A deceased one. They're always the stiffest competition... No pun intended.
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My Sin
Written by Lew Brown, Buddy G. DeSylva (as B.G. DeSylva) and Ray Henderson
Performed by Tom Sharpsteen and His Orlandos
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The perfection of Woody Allen - This is a true horror film
31 March 2011 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

The goofy comedian has always been a pessimist. True love has never existed in his films and his couples rarely find happiness together. Despite of this, his films has never been as scary as this.

What started as comedic twists and a taste of the bittersweet life has slowly evolved into a harsh, but tragically honest depiction of life. With You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger the evolution seems to have been perfected.

The goofiness is basically gone and what's left plays like a drama with darkly humorous undertones. But it might just as well play as an horror film. Tragic, raw and beautiful. It's not his best, god knows he has done a lot of great work, but it's by far his most "pure" work to date.

Is delusions the only plays you can find happiness? Is the ideas of love and friendship simply a charade we hide behind? Do we simply get bored of each other? You know there's at least some truth here, but though I'm not ready to accept it all the very thought of it gives me chills.

Conveyed with such fabulous performances, particularly from Gemma Jones, and as is often the case with Allen, one heck of a script, Allen creates the perfect atmosphere. To put it in the simplest way possible

  • this is pretty close to being the perfect feel bad movie.



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