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You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010)

Anthony Hopkins , Naomi Watts , Woody Allen  |  R |  DVD
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  • Actors: Anthony Hopkins, Naomi Watts
  • Directors: Woody Allen
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: French
  • Dubbed: French
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Classics
  • DVD Release Date: February 15, 2011
  • Run Time: 98 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (70 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003UESJCY
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #32,861 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger" on IMDb

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Two couples discover the grass may not always be greener on the other side in Woody Allen’s breezy comedy on wry, You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger. Hoping to relive the pleasures of youth, Alfie Shepridge (Anthony Hopkins) dumps his wife of 40 years (Gemma Jones) and pursues a young call girl (Lucy Punch). So when daughter Sally (Naomi Watts) develops a crush on her boss (Antonio Banderas) and husband Roy (Josh Brolin) becomes obsessed with the beauty (Freida Pinto) who lives across the way, the entire clan’s fantasies take on reality as their passions not only drive them out of their marriages, but out of their minds as well.

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It doesn't take a Nostradamus to see that the interconnected lives in Woody Allen's You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger are going to be troubled indeed--and yet the clairvoyant hired by newly divorced Helena (Gemma Jones) fails to predict the complications to come. Well, then there wouldn't be a movie, would there? Helena's restless old goat of an ex-husband, Alfie (Anthony Hopkins), has taken up with a loud hooker (Lucy Punch, Dinner for Schmucks), who he somehow believes to be his dream girl. Helena's daughter Sally (Naomi Watts) is enduring her marriage to blocked novelist Roy (Josh Brolin) while growing enchanted by her boss, a gallery owner (Antonio Banderas) with an accent. Meanwhile, Roy is spending too little time writing and too much time mooning over the knockout (Slumdog Millionaire's Freida Pinto) who lives in the apartment across the street. Allen's morose-go-round spreads itself across this collection of potentially intriguing people, yet the individual scenes feel slack and under-rehearsed, and the London locations are basically irrelevant. And while the cast is stocked with talented players, almost everybody looks slightly miscast, so the film doesn't seem to have an anchor anywhere. It comes to an interesting ending, but by then Allen's purpose seems increasingly casual--when what this roundelay really needs is urgency. --Robert Horton

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101 of 112 people found the following review helpful
By Ron
Format:DVD
This is like a Zen version of an Eric Rohmer film. After seeing YOU WILL MEET A TALL DARK STRANGER, it's obvious why Woody Allen is much more highly regarded--and respected-in France than the U.S. The French appreciate films about relationships--especially Rohmer's films about relationships, such as MY NIGHT AT MAUD'S, CLAIRE'S KNEE, SUMMER, PAULINE AT THE BEACH, BOYFRIENDS AND GIRLFRIENDS, AN AUTUMN TALE, etc. Like Woody's recent films--especially MATCH POINT and VICKY CHRISTINA BARCELONA--YOU WILL MEET A TALL DARK STRANGER follows in the same footsteps. The common denominator amongst those films is FATE or PREDESTINATION. Woody seems to be saying that no matter what we do, things will work out in their own way. He is getting much more Zen-like in his golden years. Although YOU WILL MEET A TALL DARK STRANGER wasn't as funny like MANHATTAN MURDER MYSTERY, ANNIE HALL or PLAY IT AGAIN SAM nor was it as deep like CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS, HANNAH AND HER SISTERS, or MANHATTAN--it is still a worthwhile film to see. Especially for Woody Allen fans. And the French.
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46 of 52 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not perfect, but Allen remains an important voice October 27, 2010
Format:DVD
An odd film for Allen, neither an overt comedy or one of his dark serious films (e.g. `Crimes and Misdemeanors'). This is a `light' drama, something he hasn't done much. While not Allen's best work, I felt far more warmly towards it than most of the press, especially on 2nd viewing. Some of the criticisms are valid; the voice over narration is out of tone with the piece and at times tells us too literally what we already know. Yet, in the current American cinema, how many film-makers are getting to even and try and address the complex subtle questions of grown-up relationships, aging and the fear of death, and the lies we tell ourselves to get through it all? Or deal with the paradox that humans seem to need something to believe in, and yet that same belief can also lead us astray? Or give great older actors like Anthony Hopkins and Gemma Jones really meaty roles? As long as Allen keeps asking questions, he'll remain a voice worth listening to.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
The new comedy from Woody Allen. Story about a family who is falling apart...Husband (Hopkins) leaves his wife of 40 years...and that's just the beginning. The subject matter doesn't seem funny, but it works as a comedy, Woody Allen has a way of doing that. Husband leaves his wife, who is seeing a psychic, for a woman half his age, daughter has crush on her boss, her husband has crush on the neighbor. I've never been a Woody Allen fan, I have only really liked a few of his movies. This one was not that bad. It was very entertaining and enjoyable, but not one of my favorites. If you like Woody Allen I'm sure you will really enjoy this. If you are like me and are not a huge fan, this is still very watchable and a pretty good time. The cast is excellent and it's worth watching for that. I give it a B.

Would I watch again? - Most likely not.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Allen's Random Harvest December 1, 2011
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I found some of the comments that "Tall Dark Stranger" was about 'absolutely nothing' ironic, because the voiceover at the beginning of the film, quoting "Macbeth," informs viewers exactly of what they are going to see: a story "full of sound and fury, signifying nothing!"

As usual, Allen has assembled an outstanding cast, including Gemma Jones, Naomi Watts, Anthony Hopkins, and Antonio Banderas. Jones is especially endearing as Hopkins' neurotic ex-wife and the mother of the equally neurotic Watts. Josh Brolin plays Watts's rather obnoxious husband, who is attracted to Freida Pinto, charming as the lady in red, who inhabits the window of his dreams in the flat across the courtyard. Lucy Punch is convincingly downmarket as Hopkins' enticing squeeze, and Banderas plays Watts's plausible (if dodgy) boss with panache. Allen emphasises the hopes and aspirations of his characters effectively with his lush but intimate musical score, which includes pop, jazz, opera, chamber (Mozart) and classical guitar (Boccherini). The scrumptious London settings provide a perfect background for his characters, and make the film a very enjoyable place for the viewer to while away a couple of hours.

One of the things I love about Woody Allen's films is their unpredictability. Even though they hold recurrent themes, no two are exactly alike. They always contain surprises that delight, if one accepts them on their own terms. "Tall Dark Stranger" is a celebration of life in all its randomness and unpredictability. It is about the grass always seeming greener elsewhere; about possibility; about hope, that last spirit remaining in Pandora's box. In other words, it is about each one of us living our separate lives, which sometimes touch one another, and then, unexpectedly, move off in random directions.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars there's just something about this movie March 4, 2011
Format:DVD
It's somehow strangely hypnotic, maybe it's the combination of great, intense actors--Naomi Watts, Josh Brolin, Anthony Hopkins...and the supporting cast. Or maybe its the mix of dark hopelessness and jokes about the same subject matter.
Other people are saying it's like a lot of his others, but to me this one is different. In other movies--like Crimes and Misdemeanors, the comedy was relief from the intensity...but in this movie, the humor comes from the darkness of it.
I loved it, even though Woody pisses me off with his judgementalism of anything beyond scientific understanding.
And the movie just suddenly ends...out of nowhere, and I really wanted some more. But Woody does it his way, and I'm ultimately glad he does.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Woody Allen pic
Love it! Woody Allen is always good at telling real back stories.
Published 7 days ago by SLC
3.0 out of 5 stars TALL HOT BLONDE
Only interesting character in this flick was Lucy Punch....especially when she bent over. Allen should ave named this thing
You Will Meet a Tall Hot Blonde.
Published 8 days ago by MIK KERUL
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
ok
Published 1 month ago by Stoney
4.0 out of 5 stars It's way better than it's reputation
Ignore all the bad reviews. It's de rigeur to give Woody Allen a bad rap these days, and everyone's jumping on the bandwagon. Read more
Published 2 months ago by addison de witt
4.0 out of 5 stars Quirky Film
It was interesting to see these actors and actresses starring in this movie. Quirky characters. Fun story.
Published 3 months ago by Megan C. Junkermeier
4.0 out of 5 stars Classic Woody Allen
Light and easy to follow, slightly funny in a cerebral, not laughter-inducing way. It follows the classical Woody Allen style of unusual situations and life choices, with a great... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Elias Aractingi
5.0 out of 5 stars Subtlely and at the same time uproarious.
How human! Oh, be careful what you wish for! Just when you think it's all working out for you, life steps in and throws such an unexpected curve!
Published 6 months ago by Joan Wallace
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!
found it very funny...josh brolin and naomi watts were great! a little silly at some parts but all in all a very good movie
Published 9 months ago by Jennifer M. Allen
5.0 out of 5 stars one of my favorite woody allen movies
great movie at a more than great price; this one's a keeper and I never tire of viewing it! woody allen is amazing
Published 10 months ago by Bree
4.0 out of 5 stars Expected Allen fare dished up by a top-notch cast.
Typical Allen fare of romantic musical chairs, middle-aged angst, emotional melancholia, and unrequited love all made palatable by his wry wit and signature use of irony. Read more
Published 11 months ago by duke1029
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