You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger

You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger
You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger
  • R
  • 1h 39m
  • 2010
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Woody Allen‘s ―You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger‖ follows a pair of married couples, Alfie (Anthony Hopkins) and Helena (Gemma Jones), and their daughter Sally (Naomi Watts) and husband Roy (Josh 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 (Lucy 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 (Antonio Banderas), while Roy, a novelist nervously awaiting the response to his latest manuscript, becomes moonstruck over Dia (Freida Pinto), a mystery woman who catches his gaze through a nearby window. Despite these characters‘ attempts to dodge their problems with pipe dreams and impracticable plans, their efforts lead only to heartache, irrationality, and perilous hot water. Taking its title from the prediction fortune tellers use to beguile their marks, ―You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, illustrates with wry humor how easy it is for our illusions to make fools of us all. (Available in 3.0 audio per director's creative intent)
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Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Critics Consensus: It's sporadically amusing, and typically well-cast, but You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger isn't one of Woody Allen's more inspired late-period efforts.
Time Out
David Jenkins

There's plenty of ambiguous intellectual heft lurking behind the curtain of mediocrity - so it's a...

June 22, 2017
Miami Herald
Rene Rodriguez

The talented cast fails to gel into a dynamic ensemble: You just see actors going through familiar...

November 17, 2018
Chicago Reader
J. R. Jones

Woody Allen cranks out another formulaic interweave of romantic crushes, with old jazz on the soun...

June 22, 2017
Detroit News
Tom Long

Classic Woody -- an ensemble cast of brilliant actors, a timeless story that could be set virtuall...

June 22, 2017
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Calvin Wilson

Allen has been criticized for leaving some of the plot lines up in the air and several characters...

June 22, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Woody Allen revisits familiar themes in mature comedy.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this mature comedy revisits complex themes that director Woody Allen often explores in his movies, including marriage, infidelity, and career ennui. There’s frank talk about marital dissatisfaction and plenty of grass-is-greener yearning. Most of it will likely go over the head of tweens and younger teens (not that they're likely to be interested), though older ones inclined to philosophizing may find it interesting. Expect some swearing (including "f--k") and drinking and images of women in their underwear.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy
  • Release Date:March 4, 2010
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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