Whatever Works feels like something out of time and, worse, out of step. Hell, Allen wrote the script back in the 1970s for Zero Mostel. show more
The movie on the whole is joyless. Whatever Works doesn’t. show more
Easily one of the loosest, most satisfying comedies to hail from the prolific writer/director in a while. show more
Loved the movie. After seeing some of the latest in the movies, i.e. (Bruno) which I walked out of the theatre, Larry David was great and the Woody Allen touch was there.
Classic Woody Allen, featuring some great writing and an impressive performance by Rachel Evan Ward. I was disappointed in the cinematography - what was shot was fine - I now the Chinatown street that the main character lives on and true to form it looks a lot better through Woody Allens' lens - but the views of New York, inside and out, were just too few. This film had a forced quality that I think was deliberate - but somehow didn't work for me. I wouldn't recommend it as a first Woody Allen film or for non WA fans - otherwise, go enjoy, it's worth it as long as your expectations are in the fair-to-middlin' range.
One word to describe the movie "Genius". If your attention spam is beyond mindless car chases, predictable fight scenes and redundant plots. It you enjoy brilliant banter, hilarious situations and wonderful acting it is a must see. Woody has done it again.