A washed-up writer whose marriage is on the rocks. A young, beautiful muse, played by a fresh-faced ingenue, who inspires said washed-up writer. And a series of quasi-comic romantic encounters inevitably — yet gleefully — undermined by the auteur’s ironic fatalism. Ding-ding-ding! What is a Woody Allen movie?
Correct. The trailer for Allen’s You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger is crafted to echo the most famous of the director’s themes.
Every detail of the trailer feels rather familiar. Except the voiceover. Whose voice is that, and why does it seem so dissonant with the look and music in the rest of the trailer? Allen’s voice itself would’ve been a better choice.
But are you intrigued? Is Woody’s latest a Vicky Cristina or a Melinda and Melinda?