You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger

Synopsis: Follows a pair of married couples, Alfie (Hopkins) and Helena (Jones), and their daughter Sally (Watts) and husband Roy (Brolin), as their passions, ambitions, and anxieties lead them into trouble and out of their minds. After Alfie leaves Helena to pursue his lost youth and a free-spirited call girl named Charmaine (Punch), Helena abandons rationality and surrenders her life to the loopy advice of a charlatan fortune teller. Unhappy in her marriage, Sally develops a crush on her handsome art gallery owner boss, Greg (Banderas), while Roy, a novelist nervously awaiting the response to his latest manuscript, becomes moonstruck over Dia (Pinto), a mystery woman who catches his gaze through a nearby window.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Woody Allen
Production: Sony Pictures Classics
  2 wins & 2 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.3
Metacritic:
51
Rotten Tomatoes:
45%
R
Year:
2010
98 min
$3,200,000
Website
335 Views


so he can stay at home and write.

He's been working on

the same bloody novel for years.

It's not entirely true,

what Helena tells her swami.

Roy tried a while ago to earn money.

It's not that he didn't try.

He just wasn't much of a chauffeur.

I've had it with that goddamned job.

- What?

- That's it, I quit!

Please, Roy, not this conversation again!

What are you doing home, anyway?

What happened?

I had an accident today.

I smashed up the car.

What?

I can't write all night

and then drive in the daytime!

- I fell asleep at the wheel.

- Oh, God.

Well, are you okay? Did anyone get hurt?

Look, I need time to work on my book.

When are you gonna

finish that book, anyway?

I mean, how many times can you write

and tear up and rewrite these chapters?

- It's like you're scared to finish.

- Okay, you know what? You're right.

I'm gun-shy.

I can't handle it

if it's confirmed, yet again,

that all those nice things

predicted about me were wrong.

That I was a flash in the pan.

- Stalling is not the answer.

- Yeah.

Jesus Christ.

You know, all my friends have families.

And what are we doing here?

One way or the other,

I want to move on with our lives.

Roy's attention was caught

by a lovely apparition

moving into the flat across the way.

He and Sally fought so much now,

it was hard to imagine that they fell

so much in love when they first met.

- Are you okay?

- Yeah, I'm fine,

but he came straight out in front of me.

- It looks so painful.

- It's killing me.

- It's swollen all there.

- Yeah.

If you can move it, it's not broken.

My guess is that you strained

the metatarsal.

- Are you a doctor?

- Unlicensed.

May I?

- Her foot's okay?

- Oh, yeah, it's better than okay.

It's very pretty.

"So much depends...

"upon a red wheelbarrow...

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