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Not a W.A. fan, but enjoyed this movie
on December 23, 2011
I wouldn't consider myself a Woody Allen fan, but I enjoyed this movie. There were times that the acting seemed forced (in fact, I think the American actors could have learned some lessons from the Parisian/French actors on authenticity). But overall, I had fun with the film. There were points where it seemed forced. I like Owen Wilson, but he just didn't seem engaged in his role, or perhaps the right fit. He's definitely intelligent, like the role needed, but his delivery wasn't believable. "Oh, you want me to do this right now? Okay." Perhaps a little too dry. He just seemed along for the ride and even when he had his moments of clarity, it wasn't as if it was a big connect for him but... well, he was reading his lines. No real emotional transparency, and that's what I enjoy about actors.
I was definitely entertained by the movie and have recommended it to friends.