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We'll Never Have Paris Review

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Co-director/star Simon Helberg (Howard from The Big Bang Theory) travels to the City Of Love™ to win back 'the one', played by Melanie Lynskey.

★★★★★

Enjoyable support from Alfred Molina (matter-of-fact dad) and Zachary Quinto (hippie best friend) can’t quite save this semi-fictionalised account of the two directors’ complicated courting process. The plot: co-director/star Simon Helberg (Howard from The Big Bang Theory) travels to the City Of Love™ to win back ‘the one’, played by Melanie Lynskey. The problem: the nebbishness is spot on, but it lacks vintage Woody Allen’s charm and humour, with our hero’s bastardly actions just making him look like a bastard, leaving it impossible to root for him when he does blunder his way into a happy-ever-after.

The nebbishness is spot on, but it lacks vintage Woody Allen's charm and humour.

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