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Whatever WorksEvery joke and plot twist in Whatever Works, Woody ? Allen's latest assembly-line comedy, is so familiar, it should've been called Whatever WorksComedy, RomancePT92MPG-13Every joke and plot twist in Whatever Works, Woody ? Allen's latest assembly-line comedy, is so familiar, it should've been called 2009-10-14
Larry David, Whatever Works
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Whatever Works

Genre: Comedy, Romance; Starring: Patricia Clarkson, Larry David; Director: Woody Allen; Author: Woody Allen; Release Date Limited: 06/19/2009; Runtime (in minutes): 92; MPAA Rating: PG-13

Every joke and plot twist in Whatever Works, Woody ? Allen’s latest assembly-line comedy, is so familiar, it should’ve been called Whatever Worked Already. Left Coast misanthrope Larry David plays a cranky physicist in New York City who teaches his dim worldview to a sweet and naive Mississippi runaway (that’s Evan Rachel Wood behind the crawfish-pageant twang). David is funny ? (although I didn’t need to see his scrawny chicken legs in shorts), but the whole dizzy movie is like a subpar Curb Your Enthusiasm episode, albeit one written with a bigger thesaurus. EXTRAS Zilch, unless you count the trailer. C+

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