3 out of 5 snowstones

Woody Allen makes actors work for their money. In this movie, Kenneth Branagh is a womanizing, somewhat younger replica of the neurotic protagonist of almost all other Allen movies. His marriage falls apart and we follow both him and his ex through various stages of their lives. On the way, many renowned movie stars of today (Leo DiCaprio, Charlize Theron, Winona Ryder) make their appearance and show off their talent --or lack thereof. To see them engaged in normal conversations in everyday situations instead of sailng on large steamboats or murdering people is refreshing and makes me hungry for more. But I do have to admit that the movie is fragmentary.

Posted by cronopio at 01:01 PM, September 07, 2005