They just premiered Woody Allen’s latest film Whatever Works at ShoWest and although I can’t review it in anyway, I felt I had to at least make mention to it in a story. The film stars Evan Rachel Wood, Patricia Clarkson, Henry Cavill, and Larry David who basically plays a Larry David/Woody Allen hybrid in a film that appears to be about both of their lives. Needless to say, it was good ol’ fashioned Allen film, with lots of Jewish jokes, talking to the camera, rude jokes, and dysfunctional relationships. Perfect for a good belly laugh, minus the few cringing moments.
This is what Woody Allen is best at, writing and making movies about himself. Putting his words and thoughts into other peoples mouths. Every character in some way shape or form show us how Allen feels about the world. He may be a “genius” (which he references many times in the film) but he’s always best when he leaves it simple and funny.
I was laughing out loud at a number of the witty lines, which I can’t even re-write because they would never read as well as they sound. Although my favorite part was not the laughs but when the “ohhhhh’s” that people uttered at come of his more pointed jokes.
Overall, it was a fun ride! Can’t wait until I can review it!