Whatever Works (Woody Allen, 2009)

This one doesn’t work so well.  It does get a bit better with the arrival of Patricia Clarkson but its so inferior to the better of Woody’s more recent romcoms – Vicky Christina Barcelona, Melinda and Melinda and Mighty Aphrodite.  The mishmash of romantic entanglements never makes sense and the ham-handed portrayal of his southern characters is very pretentious especially, after five minutes of dialogue, they mutate into New York sophisticates.  Also, I was pretty disappointed with the performance of Evan Rachel Wood. ** / ***** Continue reading Whatever Works (Woody Allen, 2009)