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Irrational Man -- A tormented philosophy professor finds a will to live when he commits an existential act.
Irrational Man -- A tormented philosophy professor finds a will to live when he commits an existential act.
Irrational Man -- A tormented philosophy professor finds a will to live when he commits an existential act.

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Woody Allen (written by)
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Release Date:
7 August 2015 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A tormented philosophy professor finds a will to live when he commits an existential act. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
'those later funny ones' See more (93 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Joaquin Phoenix ... Abe

Emma Stone ... Jill

Joe Stapleton ... Professor
Nancy Carroll ... Professor
Allison Gallerani ... Braylin Student

Brigette Lundy-Paine ... Braylin Student
Katelyn Semer ... Braylin Student

Betsy Aidem ... Jill's Mother

Ethan Phillips ... Jill's Father

Jamie Blackley ... Roy
Leah Anderson ... Student Giving Directions
Paula Plum ... College President
Nancy Giles ... President's Assistant
Henry Stram ... Cocktail Party Guest

Geoff Schuppert ... Cocktail Party Guest

Parker Posey ... Rita
Robert Petkoff ... Paul
Alex Dunn ... Student in Classroom
Ron Chez ... Professor in Cafeteria

Tamara Hickey ... Professor in Cafeteria

Sophie von Haselberg ... April

Ben Rosenfield ... April's Friend

Michael Goldsmith ... April's Friend
Lindsey McWhorter ... April's Friend

Meredith Hagner ... April's Friend
Jamie Rosenstein ... April's Friend

Susan Pourfar ... Carol

Gary Wilmes ... Carol's Friend

David Aaron Baker ... Carol's Friend

Nancy Villone ... Carol's Friend

Christine Mascott ... Waitress

Tom Kemp ... Judge Spangler

Britt Faulkner ... Student in Classroom

Marina Re ... Amusement Park Attendant

David Pittu ... Faculty Meeting Professor

Mark Zeisler ... Radio Announcer
Adrienne Taylor ... Cellist

Tina Benko ... TV Announcer

Kate McGonigle ... Ellie
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Finise Avery ... College student (uncredited)

Amanda Blattner ... Professor (uncredited)

Ben Bocko ... Student (uncredited)

David Boston ... Passerby in Park (uncredited)
Kaitlyn Bouchard ... Student (uncredited)

Jim Boyd ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)

Mark Burzenski ... Man Crossing Street (uncredited)
Anthony Carbone ... College Student (uncredited)

Terry Conforti ... Faculty Member (uncredited)

Hannah Coppolelli ... Girl at the Fair (uncredited)

Jonah Coppolelli ... Boy at Amusement Park (uncredited)

Julie Ann Dawson ... Student (uncredited)

Ariana DeFusco ... Student (uncredited)
Curtis Eames ... Bartender (uncredited)

Kenneth Edelson ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Kate Flanagan ... Becky (uncredited)
Mathieu Florio ... Student (uncredited)
Gabriella Giammarco ... Student (uncredited)

Ed Goode ... Movie Goer (uncredited)

Jared M. Gordon ... Bridge Club Server (uncredited)

Elaine Victoria Grey ... Cafe Mother with Son / Neighbor (uncredited)
Jed Griswold ... Professor (uncredited)

London Hall ... Professor (uncredited)
Abby Rain Heiser ... Girl in Amusement Park (uncredited)
Anthony Houhoulis ... College Student (uncredited)

Rosemary Howard ... Cafe Pedestrian (uncredited)
Steven Howitt ... Bar Patron (uncredited)

Jessica Kent ... Student (uncredited)
Jeffery Kincannon ... Driver (uncredited)
Bryce Kipp ... Student (uncredited)
Lauren Laperriere ... Student / Bar Patron (uncredited)

Christopher Lemieux ... Student (uncredited)
Phyllis Lynn ... College Professor (uncredited)

Allie Marshall ... Girl in Red Shirt at Party (uncredited)
Brian Matthews ... Student (uncredited)
Margaret Maurer ... Student (uncredited)
Marely Mercedes ... College Student (uncredited)

Randy Morris ... Dad (uncredited)
Luke Nelson ... Professor (uncredited)

Michaelah Noelle Nunes ... Girl at Amusement Park (uncredited)

Grady Oberton ... Boy in Park (uncredited)

Josette Oberton ... Girl at Amusement Park (uncredited)

Joseph Oliveira ... Man at Playground (uncredited)
Aaron Olson ... Student (uncredited)

Rosemary Pacheco ... Woman Walking Through Park (uncredited)
Chris Palermo ... Cocktail Party Professor (uncredited)

Gianni Paolo ... Carnival Goer (uncredited)

Haley Pine ... Girl at Amusement Park (uncredited)

Robert Popa ... College Professor (uncredited)

Gary Roscoe ... Faculty Member (uncredited)
Halie Sabatasso ... Student (uncredited)

Eva Senerchia ... Girl at Amusement Park (uncredited)

Dora Sexton ... Movie Goer (uncredited)

Nancy Ellen Shore ... Faculty Member (uncredited)

Jhennah Sinclaire ... Waitress (uncredited)
David Struffolino ... Window Shopper (uncredited)

Michael Steven Swanson ... Professor (uncredited)

Lino Tanaka ... Park Goer (uncredited)

Carl 'CJ' Tempesta ... Philosophy Class Student (uncredited)
Greg Terzis ... Student (uncredited)

J.P. Valenti ... Restaurant Server (uncredited)

George J. Vezina ... Professor (uncredited)

Pamela Figueiredo Wilcox ... Student (uncredited)
Lisa Wynn ... Professor (uncredited)

Directed by
Woody Allen 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Woody Allen  written by

Produced by
Letty Aronson .... producer
Ron Chez .... executive producer (as Ronald L. Chez)
Helen Robin .... co-producer
Jack Rollins .... co-executive producer
Adam B. Stern .... executive producer
Allan Teh .... executive producer
Stephen Tenenbaum .... producer
Edward Walson .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Darius Khondji 
 
Film Editing by
Alisa Lepselter 
 
Casting by
Patricia Kerrigan DiCerto 
Juliet Taylor 
 
Art Direction by
Carl Sprague 
 
Set Decoration by
Jennifer Engel 
 
Costume Design by
Suzy Benzinger 
 
Makeup Department
Judy Chin .... makeup department head
Joanne Cocuzza .... key hair stylist
Marjorie Durand .... key makeup artist (as Margie Durand)
Brenda McNally .... assistant hair stylist
Joe Rossi .... makeup artist
Jasen Joseph Sica .... department head hair (as Jasen Sica)
Sherryn Smith .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Helen Robin .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mike McGuirk .... second second assistant director
Danielle Rigby .... first assistant director
Brad Robinson .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Lindsay Boffoli .... on set dresser
Larin Brink .... props
Aimee Butterfield .... assistant property master
Joseph Cato .... intern
Stefan Couture .... set dresser
Peter Dorsey .... assistant art director
Laura G. Foley .... props
Steph Gannon .... art pa
Jennifer Gerbino .... property master
Nathan Alexander Kirk .... set dresser
Alyson MacInnis .... set dresser
Brian McKenzie .... set dresser
Jeremy M. Pereira .... camera scenic artist
Edward Rezendes .... scenic charge
David Rickson .... scenic artist foreman
Peter Rippe .... construction foreman
David Rotondo .... construction coordinator
John Ryder .... set dresser foreman
Carly Serodio .... art department coordinator
Christine Tobin .... food stylist
Shann Whynot-Young .... leadman
 
Sound Department
Ryan Baker .... boom operator
Josh Berger .... assistant re-recording mixer
Gabriela Celi .... coordinator: Sound Post - Harbor Picture Company (as Gaby Celi)
Lee Dichter .... sound re-recording mixer
Jason Fyrberg .... utility sound
Ian Gaffney-Rosenfeld .... audio assistant
Matthew Haasch .... foley supervisor
Robert Hein .... supervising sound editor
Bobby Johanson .... adr mixer
Sylvia Menno .... dialogue editor
Glenfield Payne .... sound fx editor
Michael Rivera .... ADR recordist
David J. Schwartz .... sound mixer
Darrell R. Smith .... Supervising Sound Producer
David Wahnon .... sound effects editor
 
Special Effects by
Adam Bellao .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Alex Miller .... visual effects supervisor
 
Stunts
Becca G.T. .... stunt double: Emma Stone
Robert Lee Harvey .... stunt double: Joaquin Phoenix
Jeffery Kincannon .... precision car driver
Paul Marini .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Lee Ayrton .... electrician: additional electrician
Joseph Battista .... grip
Robert Beinhocker .... rigging electric
Andrew Bell .... rigging grip best boy
Peter Boynton .... gennie operator
Faith Brewer .... first assistant camera
Phil Darrell .... electrician
Jennifer Evans .... grip
Teresa Hays .... grip
Brendan Keefe .... best boy rigging electric
Tom Keenan .... best boy electric
Eric Komar .... dolly grip
Sabrina Lantos .... still photographer
Scott Lebeda .... first assistant camera (b camera)
Gordon D. Manson .... chief rigging lighting technician
Brandon J. Meadows .... grip
Alexander Jay Nelson .... electrician
Melanie Patten .... rigging electric
Dylan Michael Peloquin .... rigging electric
Harry Pray IV .... set lighting technician
Ryan Pray .... electrician
Daryl Richardson .... key rigging grip
Edwin Rubio .... best boy: grip
Steve Sikora .... lighting technician
Bill Trautvetter .... b camera operator
Warren A. Weberg .... best boy grip
William M. Weberg .... key grip
Frans Wetterings III .... gaffer
Rachel Wiederhoeft .... camera production assistant
 
Casting Department
Matt Bouldry .... casting associate: Rhode Island
Dann Fink .... adr voice casting
Carolyn Pickman .... location casting: Rhode Island
Bruce Winant .... adr voice casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Luana Busetti .... ager/dyer
Giulia Cauti .... costume assistant
Rebecca Chace .... wardrobe pa
Margaret Codola .... set costumer
Rosa J. Colón .... key costumer
Hillary Derby .... background costumer
Maria Claudia Galli .... assistant costume designer
Debbie Holbrook .... costume supervisor
Debbie Holbrook .... wardrobe supervisor
Margaret Palmer .... costumer
Marco Piemontese .... assistant costume designer
Gianna Soprano .... additional wardrobe production assistant
Patrick Wiley .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Marika D. Litz .... assistant colorist
Sharon Perlman .... assistant editor
Marcy Robinson .... assistant colorist
Ryan Rolandelli .... dailies assistant
 
Transportation Department
Ronald R. Harrison .... production driver
Wesley Petersen .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Eric Altieri .... production assistant
Matt Beltz .... location assistant
Alex Berard .... location scout
Adam Campbell-Schmitt .... assistant to Mr. Tenenbaum
Cj Colando .... production assistant
Danielle Rose Darling .... assistant: Letty Aronson
Danielle Rose Darling .... producer production assistant
Nick Dible .... location assistant
Ryan Eatherton .... production assistant
David Farr .... payroll accountant
Ethan Fox .... craft service
Ethan Fox .... key craft service
Victor Franko .... stand-in
Danielle Glynn .... production assistant
Steve Guilbaud .... production accountant
Scott Kordish .... production coordinator
Trevor Martin .... production assistant
Michael McCann .... production office assistant
Jack McCullough .... set medic
Ryan McPeake .... key construction medic
Yedeedya Mellman .... production assistant
Timothy Mendonça .... production secretary (as Timothy Mendonca)
Abby Mulholland .... additional set production assistant
Christie Mullen .... location manager
Sean Murphy .... 1st assistant accountant
Will O'Donnell .... production assistant
Nicole Kay Payson .... production assistant
Virginie Picat .... press attaché: France
Kai Quinlan .... location scout
Virginia Saenz McCarthy .... script supervisor
Ginevra Tamberi .... assistant: Mr. Allen
Ty Taylor .... additional set production assistant
Amy R. Trachtman .... assistant production coordinator
Jean-Pierre Vincent .... press attaché: France
Geoff Wallick .... production assistant
Sue Dimouro .... stand in: waitress (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Steven Feinberg .... grateful acknowledgment
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for some language and sexual content
Runtime:
95 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The title is a slight reference for a George Bernard Shaw's famous quote: "The reasonable man adapts himself to the conditions that surround him. The unreasonable man adapts surrounding conditions to himself. All progress depends on the unreasonable man".See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Rita enters Abe's apartment from a driving rain, yet her clothing and hair are dry.See more »
Quotes:
Abe:So much of philosophy is just verbal masturbation.See more »
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Soundtrack:
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16 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
'those later funny ones', 24 September 2015
Author: christopher-underwood from United Kingdom

I enjoyed this even more than my rating suggests and I haven't scored it higher because it didn't make me want to see it again straightaway, which is basically my rationale for giving a film tops. Why not? Because, I think, I simply loved everything about this film and sat smiling and tingling not sure what was coming next but loving it all and I don't think all that would happen second time. Daft? Yes, maybe but certainly this is a must see film, perfectly constructed with full on comedic script and intelligent and sparkling dialogue. There is even a bit of action! Woody gives a nod here to Strangers on a Train but i think he he were honest there is even more of 'Dexter'. Its that clever mix of logic, rationality, morality, sin and humour. Lots of little things amused me, I particularly liked the elements of 'chance' and the astute and sharp critiques of various philosophers. i also enjoyed being surprised and never quite knowing where this was going - just loving the ride. This is most defiantly like 'one of those early funny ones, indeed we may have to start referring to 'those later funny ones' if Woody Allen carries on at this rate. Excellent.

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