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Cassandra's DreamWoody Allen resumes his obsession...Cassandra's DreamMystery and Thriller, DramaPG-13Woody Allen resumes his obsession...2008-05-23Tom WilkinsonThe Weinstein Company
Colin Farrell, Ewan McGregor, ...

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Cassandra's Dream

Genre: Mystery and Thriller, Drama; Starring: Colin Farrell, Ewan McGregor, Tom Wilkinson; Director: Woody Allen; Author: Woody Allen; Release Date Limited: 12/28/2007; Release Date Wide: 01/04/2008; MPAA Rating: PG-13; Distributor: The Weinstein Company

Woody Allen resumes his obsession with ambition, morality, and guilt in Cassandra’s Dream, a tale of brothers who make a murderous Faustian bargain. Perhaps they’re doing penance for Jonathan Rhys Meyers’ calculating tennis pro, who got away with murder in 2005’s Match Point. Colin Farrell’s whimpering sibling can’t stomach the remorse, and his moralistic debates with Ewan McGregor’s lovesick climber clearly represent the internal back-and-forth of the writer’s mind. If we hadn’t been there with Allen so often before, the journey might be more remarkable. EXTRAS None. B-