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You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger

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Plot
Follows a pair of married couples, Alfie (Hopkins) and Helena (Jones), and their daughter Sally (Watts) and husband Roy (Brolin)...

Release Year: 2010

Rating: 6.3/10 (15,776 voted)

Critic's Score: 51/100

Director: Woody Allen

Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Naomi Watts, Josh Brolin

Storyline
Follows a pair of married couples, Alfie (Hopkins) and Helena (Jones), and their daughter Sally (Watts) and husband Roy (Brolin), as their passions, ambitions, and anxieties lead them into trouble and out of their minds. After Alfie leaves Helena to pursue his lost youth and a free-spirited call girl named Charmaine (Punch), Helena abandons rationality and surrenders her life to the loopy advice of a charlatan fortune teller. Unhappy in her marriage, Sally develops a crush on her handsome art gallery owner boss, Greg (Banderas), while Roy, a novelist nervously awaiting the response to his latest manuscript, becomes moonstruck over Dia (Pinto), a mystery woman who catches his gaze through a nearby window.

Cast:
Gemma Jones - Helena Shebritch
Pauline Collins - Cristal
Anthony Hopkins - Alfie Shepridge
Rupert Frazer - Jogging Partner
Kelly Harrison - Personal Trainer
Naomi Watts - Sally Channing
Josh Brolin - Roy Channing
Freida Pinto - Dia
Eleanor Gecks - Rollerblading Friend
Antonio Banderas - Greg
Fenella Woolgar - Jane
Ewen Bremner - Henry Strangler
Christian McKay - Poker Friend
Philip Glenister - Poker Friend
Jonathan Ryland - Poker Friend



Details

Official Website: Official site [France] | Sony Pictures Classics [United States] |

Release Date: 27 August 2010

Filming Locations: Albion Riverside, Battersea, London, England, UK

Box Office Details

Budget: $22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $160,103 (USA) (26 September 2010) (6 Screens)

Gross: $3,247,816 (USA) (6 February 2011)



Technical Specs

Runtime: USA:



Did You Know?

Trivia:
Anna Friel filmed her role in a day.

Goofs:
Continuity: The napkin in front of Alfie (Anthony Hopkins) when at lunch with Helena. He unfolds it, then it's again perfectly folded.

Quotes:
Helena Shebritch: Another life. I just have to shed the old one and try again.



User Review

Not perfect, but Allen is still an important voice

Rating: 8/10

An odd film for Allen, neither an overt comedy or one of his dark serious films (e.g. 'Crimes and Misdemeanors'). This is a 'light' drama, something he hasn't done much. While far from Allen's best work, I felt more warmly towards it than most of the press, especially after a second viewing. Some of the criticisms are valid; the voice over narration feels out of tone with the film, and at times tells us too literally what we already know. Yet, in the current American cinema, how many film-makers are getting to even and try and address the complex subtle questions of grown-up relationships, aging and the fear of death, and the lies we tell ourselves to get through it all? Or deal with the paradox that humans seem to need something to believe in, and yet that same belief can also lead us astray? Or give great older actors like Anthony Hopkins and Gemma Jones really meaty roles? As long as Allen keeps asking questions, he'll remain a voice worth listening to.




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