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I ramble about a number of things - but travel experiences, movies and music feature prominently. See my label cloud for a better idea. All comnments and opinions on this blog are my own, and do not in any way reflect the opinions/position of my employer (past/current/future).

03 January 2011

Movie: You'll meet a tall dark stranger

I don't think I have ever watched a Woody Allen movie end-to-end, and on this evidence I am not missing much. The movie follows a family, with each person having some kind of marital problem. Alfie (played by Anthony Hopkins) leaves his wife, and then subsequently marries a prostitute. The wife, Helena, takes up the advice of a fortune teller, but does not meet her tall dark stranger. The daughter, Sally (played by Naomi Watts), wants to divorce her struggling-author husband, for her boss (played by Antonio Banderas); while the husband falls for the neighbour (and decides that she is his muse).

At the end of it all, I am left asking - was that even a story worth telling, and why did I waste 2 hours on that. The latter, was more due to the fact that there was nothing else that seemed interesting on at the movies.