Wednesday, October 02, 2013
The decline and fall of Woody Allen
There are some characters in the supporting cast that could have become interesting - for example the boy friend of the sister - but the movie is so poorly developed that you never get a chance to make a clear judgment. One professional reviewer called the movie "haunting"- haunted would be a better descriptor.
Allen's early movies were silly and inventive. He then went through a period of self indulgent psycho babble that is easily forgotten. The last movie of his that I went to before this one was Midnight in Paris which was an inventive tale about living in the present (and the past). It was superb. This movie has none of that appeal.