It seems his performance in CELEBRITY wasn't Kenneth Branagh's first riff on Woody Allen; from the simple white-type-on-black opening credits backed by jaunty old music & the alphabetical cast list, to the black and white lensing & the million-miles-an-hour dialogue, I expect this is what we'd see from Woody if he'd grown up in the English theatre. Punctuated with cracking and often hilarious dialogue, vivacious performances and, refreshingly, an elegiac sense of the passing of a dying art, as well as the "show must go on" aesthetic. Branagh has clear affection for his characters, and anyone who's been involved in theatre in any way will see themselves here. As for everyone else, if you're willing to keep up, you'll have a great time. Stacks of fun.