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You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger Reviews

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½ December 16, 2017
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Overall humorous in it's cynical message that delusions at times can make us happy for even just a brief period but the clear waste of talent for actors such as Banderas feels criminal - the mini plots are not ones you feel emotionally connected to and most of these stories don't actually end completely, even if we can see the harsh realties on the horizon - also the London setting is very drab so the visuals cannot pleasantly distract from the sloggish narrative and overall as many have echoed this feels like a very autopilot movie for Allen to create and we guess that's to be expected at times for a yearly creator with a yearly goal - again, we wish the movie actually lived up to its more romantic sounding title but this really comes off as a very tepid experience ...guess it was worth it to see Sir Anthony Hopkins working out at the gym in a very out of character mid life crisis story? Uhmmm - then again, maybe not :P
April 2, 2017
Another movie written and directed by Woody Allen. Most of Allen's movies take place in New York City but this one takes place in London. As usual his movies are jam packed with very famous actors playing people involved in very complicated relationships. Naomi Watts is Sally, the daughter of an elderly couple who decide to divorce after years of marriage. Her mother finds comfort in advice from a fortune teller. In addition Sally's marriage is failing. Her husband leaves her for another woman. Sally's father marries a woman half his age. Things end badly for everyone except for Sally's mother who finds happiness when she meets a man who shares her belief in reincarnation. This movie leave s a lot of loose ends that makes you wonder what happened to those people but that may be the whole point. There are a lot of uncertainties in life.
November 30, 2016
Well done Allen film with a great cast. On Blu-ray.
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November 22, 2016
Allen could have come up with something a lot more interesting to say than that illusion is always better than reality; and so this is only a very soulless tale of sound and fury that signifies nothing and never knows if it wants to be a comedy, a romance or a drama.
½ October 26, 2016
Un film très anecdotique
October 13, 2016
that third act feels like a punch in the face. he's brilliant
September 26, 2016
Wonderful and underappreciated ensemble piece from the great Woody Allen. Every character is in some way connected to the others, and each of them is in crisis and behaving badly and self-destructively as they seek happiness. Superbly acted by all, but particularly Gemma Jones as a divorcee who stifles her existential loneliness by seeking solace from a fraudulent psychic.
½ September 13, 2016
A far cry from Allen's glory days.
September 6, 2016
"-Sometimes illusions work better than medicine."
½ July 21, 2016
Strength comes from it's performances. A relatively good Allen picture. The resolution may leave a little to be desired for some, but it was at least getting somewhere reasonably interesting. One for the fans perhaps.
June 8, 2016
Lämminhenkinen draamakomedia, jonka jaksoi katsoa toistamiseen. Melko tyypillinen Woody Allen -elokuva. ^_^
½ February 5, 2016
It is not so bad as the ratings. I can recall when almost all woody allen movies were good and funny. That was before he decided it was better to be Bergman than to make good movies that people like.
August 12, 2015
"You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger" lacks much of the edge, memorability, and intelligence of some of Woody Allen's more recent films.
July 23, 2015
A cute perky little drama that's not really that funny or romantic & didn't really leave a lasting impression for me. Once the credits hit it was like I'd already forgotten it. Yawn.
July 18, 2015
Despite the opinions of most, I found this film to be quite enjoyable. However, I can see why many don't like it. It is weaker than most Woody Allen films, but as a die-hard fan, I like it regardless.
½ July 16, 2015
it's not really Woody Allen's most amusing movies, but you'll catch the spirit :)
½ June 5, 2015
Can illusions be better than medicine? In this case, dear Woody Allen, I would definitely rather stick with my pharmacist. Cute though, we'll give you that.
½ May 16, 2015
Not bad if you are addicted to Woody's classic script, but something looks missed in this film.
April 12, 2015
I thought it was great!
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