Cassandra’s Dream (2007)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  

USA/United Kingdom/France, 2007.  Iberville Productions, Virtual Studios, Wild Bunch.  Screenplay by Woody Allen.  Cinematography by .  Produced by , , .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  Toronto International Film Festival 2007.  

One of Woody Allen’s most miserable misfires, an unwatchable, unfunny comedy about two brothers (Ewan McGregor, Colin Farrell) who are strapped for cash and decide to get into business with their shady uncle (Tom Wilkinson). Their mother is very proud of her wealthy brother, thinking that he has made his money legitimately and has no idea that he is actually a career criminal. Our guys decide to go for it anyway, particularly as they need the money to finance a boat they long to own and because Farrell is constantly getting into trouble with his spending at the track, but eventually it all gets above their heads. Long, listless scenes of uninteresting dialogue (not common for Allen, truthfully) and a flat, unappealing look make for a great waste of time.

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  1. I liked it, but then I grew up in England and appreciated the portrayal of what being enamoured of a girl outside your league, (class wise), can lead you to do. It was by no means a comedy. I thought it was a good companion piece to Match Point.

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