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Woody Allen On “You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger”

Here’s a link to a Woody Allen press conference I covered for his film You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger as Sundance Channel’s “Kultur Kritic” in 2010.  The film, starring Josh Brolin, Naomi Watts, Gemma Jones, Antonio Banderas, Anthony Hopkins, and scene stealer Lucy Punch (also seen in 2011’s Bad Teacher), was Allen’s “poignant mixture of angst, uncertainty, and delusion.”   Yep, those were my words.

Photo Credit: Fabrizio Fante

Alfie (Hopkins) leaves his wife of forty years, Helena (Jones) to marry twenty-something call girl Charmaine (Punch).  Helena copes by turning to the services of a charlatan psychic (Cristal), while her daughter Sally (Watts)  struggles in her own rocky marriage to a floundering writer,  Roy (Brolin).  Both develop feelings outside of their marriage, Sally for her boss Greg (Antonio Banderas) and Roy for his neighbor Dia (Freida Pinto). What ensues is the usual brand of quippery, fun and drama.

Read it here.

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