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Whatever Works

A sharper, wittier Woody Allen
Larry David, Evan Rachel Wood and Patricia Clarkson
Directed by Woody Allen

Whenever a new Woody Allen film arrives, I meet it with a certain discomfort. No matter how eloquently or ineloquently he handles his favorite ongoing theme –the role of chance, fate, luck in the universe –you know it is a ninety-minute attempt to escape culpability for that most infamous romantic episode in his life. What? Leave my partner for her teenage daughter? It’s just random chance. ... more >