Written September 28, 2010
Seamless directing , good acting and good cinematograhy
Written October 02, 2010
Woody Allen back in Europe revisiting familiar existential themes. Love, work, and death are interwoven into a rich fabric of comedy and tragedy. Class,race, and intergenerational tensions add complexity to a thought provoking film. It is about both the mundane and the metaphysical. Allen's love for Igmar Bergman is evident despite the light approach to the master's obsession the meaning, or rather the lack of meaning of life. Isn't the "tall dark stranger" the angel of death holding the scythe from Bergman 's The Seven Seal?
New York used to be Allen's stage. Now it's has expanded. One wonders what magic he may invoke should he choose Paris, Berlin, or Buenos Aires. I'll be there on oenning night.
Written November 11, 2010
Liked it, but I've seen better Woody Allen movies. I miss his films based out of NYC. And I prefer his films when he's in them. The acting was suberb. But what do you expect when you have Watts, Hopkins, Brolin, Pinto, Banderas.... He always has the best actors. Gemma Jones was superb! The film left me wanting more.... closure.
Written July 28, 2016
Woody running out of ideas
Written October 31, 2010
subpar woody statement on marriage