Woody Allen's romantic dramedy 'You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger' is at first glance a light and airy comedy about falling in and out of love, but a closer look reveals a sinister edge that follows Allen's view that "men are dogs" and "women are sufferers." His male characters (Anthony Hopkins and Josh Brolin) battle middle age with illicit affairs that only humilate them, and the women (Freida Pinto, Lucy Punch and Gemma Jones) are used and lied to. True to Allen form, however, the tough stuff is delivered with lots of laughs. That split is apparent in our conversation.

Moviefone caught up with Allen at the Toronto Film Festival, where he nearly split our sides with his candid views on love, aging, and writing screenplays.