‘You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger’ trailer

Posted by · 11:42 am · July 20th, 2010

Here we go again. I think I gave up on high hopes for Woody Allen efforts back around “Curse of the Jade Scorpion” or thereabouts. Yeah, I loved “Vicky Cristina Barcelona,” but, well…few and far between. The trailer for Allen’s latest, “You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger” has hit via Yahoo! Movies, and I frankly nodded off a couple of times during its scant 1:37 running time.  Guy, meanwhile, was none too impressed by the film at Cannes.  Alas, no one can argue with Allen’s endurance. He’s like the energizer bunny. Anyway, check out the new trailer by clicking the link below, or watch the embed on the jump.




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  • 1 7-20-2010 at 12:41 pm

    Jeremy said...

    No love for “Match Point”, Kris? One of my top 25 films of the past decade.

  • 2 7-20-2010 at 1:31 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Didn’t like it. Scarlett was great, though.

  • 3 7-20-2010 at 2:01 pm

    The Dude said...

    Wow. That trailer was uber “meh.” I liked “Match Point” and “VCB” (although I did not fall in love with them as much as most critics did), but this trailer looks unsubstantial in the worst possible ways. Pinto looks great, though.

  • 4 7-20-2010 at 2:13 pm

    Guy Lodge said...

    If by “Pinto looks great,” you’re referring to her physical appearance, sure. Performance-wise, she has nothing to do whatsoever.

  • 5 7-20-2010 at 2:20 pm

    Chad Hartigan said...

    At least we’ll always have Manhattan. And Annie Hall. And Bananas, Take the Money and Run, Broadway Danny Rose, Hannah and Her Sisters, Husbands and Wives, Sweet and Lowdown and Crimes and Misdemeanors.

  • 6 7-20-2010 at 2:23 pm

    Guy Lodge said...

    Indeed, Woody Allen’s made more than his quota of great films — he can be forgiven any number of misfires from here on out. Doesn’t make them any less disappointing, though.

  • 7 7-20-2010 at 2:34 pm

    James D. said...

    Sure, he has been disappointing lately, but a Woody Allen film is ten times more of an event than a Christopher Nolan film, at least to me.

  • 8 7-20-2010 at 3:41 pm

    /3rtfu11 said...

    Amen James D

  • 9 7-20-2010 at 3:54 pm

    Frank Lee said...

    I’m always entertained by his movies. That’s all I ask. (And it’s more than I get from about 90% of the films I see–speaking of disappointing.)

  • 10 7-20-2010 at 4:05 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Some people try REALLY hard to sound cool when they pee in other people’s cornflakes. It generally yields the complete opposite result.

    #foodforthought

  • 11 7-20-2010 at 5:40 pm

    Colin Low said...

    Neither tall, nor dark, nor strange.

  • 12 7-20-2010 at 6:26 pm

    Billyboy said...

    I think the spanish trailer plays better than this… It looks somehow amusing yet bland. Reminds me of Alice and his mid-to-low efforts.

    Gemma Jones looks good, though. Any chances at a best supporting actress nod, Guy?

    Meanwhile, you should take a look at the set pics of the currently shooting “Midnight in Paris.” Part period, part present, looks like a promising concept. Fingers crossed on that one…

  • 13 7-20-2010 at 8:14 pm

    Aaron G said...

    wow, james d sure has pwned all of us, hasn’t he? yeah, curse of the jade scorpion just pisses all over memento, doesn’t it? god, FINALLY, someone MAN ENOUGH to admit this out loud!

  • 14 7-20-2010 at 9:02 pm

    James D. said...

    Saying I like Allen more than Nolan, who everyone and their sister is raving about lately, is pissing in cornflakes and sounding cool? Kris, I would say your little comment on the trailer was far more dismissive than anything I wrote. Allen has reached highs Nolan has not, and thus I look more forward to an Allen film than a Nolan film.

    Aaron, I would watch Jade Scorpion over Insomnia, Batman Begins, and The Prestige any day. It is a lot easier for people to cut down Allen because of the sub-par work he has put out recently, but Allen has probably made about ten films better than The Dark Knight. Allen has made great films with Louise Lasser, Diane Keaton, Mia Farrow, Dianne Wiest, Scarlett Johannson, and many other actors, while Nolan has not made anything riveting without Heath Ledger.

  • 15 7-21-2010 at 1:03 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    I just don’t see where it was at all applicable to insert Nolan, let alone a swipe at him, into this particular discussion. Seemed willful.

  • 16 7-21-2010 at 1:51 am

    Guy Lodge said...

    @Billyboy: Funny, another commenter asked about Gemma Jones’s Oscar chances after the Cannes premiere. She’s by no means a standout. If any actor is to get awards attention out of this — highly unlikely, I think — it’ll be Lucy Punch as Hopkins’s bimbo.

  • 17 7-21-2010 at 4:11 am

    RJNeb2 said...

    Having recently sat through Whatever Works (it didn’t, at all), this just looks to be more of the same. Sure, he’s done some great films in the past but films like WW – or worse, Anything Else or Cassandra’s Dream – do not make “the new Woody Allen film” much of an event anymore.

  • 18 7-21-2010 at 11:26 am

    yer said...

    Allen hasn’t made a great film in over two decades. The film was very poorly received at Cannes so I’m not expecting much. Allen gave his best stuff along time ago.

  • 19 7-21-2010 at 11:37 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    “Allen hasn’t made a great film in over two decades.”

    Hold that train. I’d certainly call Bullets Over Broadway, Sweet and Lowdown and Vicky Cristina Barcelona “great films.”

  • 20 7-21-2010 at 12:37 pm

    Frank Lee said...

    When I was in graduate school, whenever a professor expressed how much they disliked my seminar paper, I knew I had a publishable article on my hands. Now when someone says the new Woody Allen film is as bad as “Anything Else” or “Cassandra’s Dream,” I immediately start looking forward to seeing it. Even “Whatever Works” had some laughs and two very good performances (by the two female leads). It’s true, “The Curse of the Jade Scorpion” is weak–I have a personal aversion to Helen Hunt, so that movie was never going to work for me–but I don’t see how the past twenty years of Woody Allen’s work can be dismissed so easily. Wasn’t “Husbands and Wives” released within the last twenty years? My favorite author puts out a new novel about every five years, and I grow very impatient for his next book during the years in between. Thank God my favorite film director puts out a new film every year. I guess I’ve come to view his films like short stories from a terrific writer like Alice Munro: not every one of her stories is a classic, but every one is enjoyable, and I’m grateful for each one. Does that mean I’ve lowered my expectations? Maybe.

  • 21 7-21-2010 at 2:55 pm

    Guy Lodge said...

    “Allen hasn’t made a great film in over two decades.”

    That would discount “Husbands and Wives,” which is not only a great film, but, for me, one of his greatest.