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Woody Allen's YOU WILL MEET A TALL DARK STRANGER follows a pair of married couples, Alfie (Anthony Friday, October 29, Download All Photos. Directed by Woody Allen. With Anthony Hopkins, Naomi Watts, Josh Brolin, Gemma Jones. Sally's parents' marriage breaks up when her father undergoes a . Movie "You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger ()" description: Sally's parents' marriage breaks up when her father undergoes a mid-life crisis.
When Alfie "walk[s] out on" her, Helena is devastated. As she emerges from a cab to make her hesitant way along a sidewalk to a fortuneteller, Cristal Pauline CollinsHelena looks for all the world like a woman on the verge -- of what is uncertain.
It helps, Helena sighs, that Cristal is "far less expensive than all the psychiatrists I've been seeing. A dimly ugly American, Roy Josh Brolin keeps writing and sending out manuscripts, all rejected, resenting the "industry," his wife's exasperation "One way or another, I want to move on with our lives," she saysand, increasingly, is mother-in-law's unannounced visits to their apartment she's paying their rent, so it's hard to turn her away.You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger 2010 Lucy Punch
When Helena reports her newfound belief that she's lived a previous life, Roy turns to Sally, flabbergasted: Helena "needs medicine," he insists, "not illusions. Helena sees his ongoing failure as a function of not facing his own limits. She thinks he should be working as a doctor, seeing as he actually has a medical degree.
Unsurprisingly, in lieu of art, they turn to sex. After "one tumble" with Charmaine Lucy Punch: Believing he can save her from her life as an out-of-work "actress," he proposes, and she agrees, as long as he keeps paying for gaudy clanking jewelry and a frankly hideous collection of fur stoles and coats.
Even as she disparages her father's choice of this patently tacky "other," Sally begins to struggle with a burgeoning lust for her boss, Greg Antonio Banderas.
He's another sort of "other," with his exotic accent, excellent suits, and shiny new Audi. As tedious as Sally's object of desire may be, her delicate efforts to repress it and finally, to articulate it, provide Watts with a few moments -- close-up, concise -- that seem to come out of another emotional dimension, quite unlike the rest of You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger's galumphy obviousness.
Alfie wants a DNA test to find out whether he is the father, but Charmaine argues that his paternity is irrelevant.
Sally quits her job and asks Helena for a loan she promised, for setting up her own art gallery, but Helena refuses because according to Cristal it is astrologically a bad time. Roy is informed that there was a mix-up of the people killed in the accident and is shocked to hear that Henry is actually in a coma and recovering. In the end, all are dissatisfied with their choices, except for Helena.
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She has acquired from Cristal a belief in reincarnation and sees her life now as only one episode in her series of lives. Jonathan shares her beliefs, and they receive his deceased wife's blessing for the new relationship via a seance. Production[ edit ] Allen wrote the script because he was "interested in the concept of faith in something.
This sounds so bleak when I say it, but we need some delusions to keep us going. And the people who successfully delude themselves seem happier than the people who can't.
I've known people who have put their faith in religion and in fortune tellers. So it occurred to me that that was a good character for a movie: The problem is, eventually, she's in for a rude awakening. Originally, Nicole Kidman was cast in one of the lead roles. Scheduling conflicts arose because of her production company and her film Rabbit Hole.