Sunday, October 10, 2010

You will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger: Or not

First you should know that nobody meets a tall dark stranger in "You will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger." But that's just part of the fun in Woody Allen's blithe new comedy. It opens with a narrator paraphrasing Shakespeare's iconic quote about life being a tale of sound and fury signifying nothing, and then goes on to extract all the bitterness from this statement.
The flick is like a game of musical partners and stars an A-team of actors on their A-games: Naomi Watts, Antonio Banderas, Anthony Hopkins, Freida Pinto, Gemma Jones and an actress you may not know but will want to see more of, Lucy Punch.
The crisp action takes place in England. Not a frame is wasted. And while the movie may signify nothing, nothing has never been so much fun.

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