July 20, 2010

A very weak trailer for Woody Allen’s You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger has gone online.  It’s clearly a movie about intersecting romantic entanglements, but the even the narration seems bored with the premise.  The thing to know about a Woody Allen film at this point is that there’s going to be one per year, every year.  It will feature respected and talented actors.  However, Allen’s output at this point is the definition of hit-or-miss.  Sadly, this trailer makes it look like Allen’s new movie falls into the “miss” pile.  But even at film #45, Allen’s still making interesting movies that are worth checking out even if they don’t seem to come close to his celebrated work in the 1970s (although my favorite Allen film, The Purple Rose of Cairo, came out in 1985).

Hit the jump to check out the trailer.  The respected and talented cast includes Naomi Watts, Josh Brolin, Antonio Banderas, Gemma Jones, Freida Pinto, Lucy Punch, Roger Ashton-Griffiths, and Anthony Hopkins. You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger opens on September 22nd.

Click over to Yahoo! Movies to see the trailer in HD.

Here’s the official plot synopsis for You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger

After Alfie leaves his wife Helena to pursue his lost youth and a free-spirited call girl named Charmaine, Helena abandons rationality and surrenders her life to the loopy advice of a charlatan fortune teller. happy in her marriage, Sally develops a crush on her handsome art gallery owner boss, Greg, while Roy, a novelist nervously awaiting the response to his latest manuscript, becomes moonstruck over Dia, 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.

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