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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Henry Cavill
Evan Rachel Wood
Larry David
Patricia Clarkson
Ed Begley Jr.
Directors
Woody Allen
Screenwriters
Woody Allen
Running Time
92 minutes

Whatever Works
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Whatever Works

Plot
Curmudgeon and self-proclaimed genius Boris Yellnikoff (David) reluctantly shelters dippy, homeless, runaway-teen Southern belle Melody (Wood) and in a senior moment marries her. Complications arrive in the shapes of Melody’s outraged mama (Clarkson), her distraught daddy (Begley Jr.) and amorous English actor Randy (Cavill).


Verdict
Tragically making Vicky Cristina Barcelona look like a happy accident, Whatever Works is retro Allen that smacks of desperation.


Reviewed by Angie Errigo

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