Tuesday, January 10, 2012

You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger

This delightful 2o10 Woody Allen film displayed fine talent across the board, and not only that, but a belly-full of laughs and insight that what’s staring you across the way in another window, might not be the answer to your current life situations.

Woody delivers again! How good he is at what he does. Expertly written and directed by a man whose had decades of practice at bringing thought-provoking and relevant issues to the silver screen; Allen once again strikes gold with this endearing and increasingly convoluted tale.

Dadsy recommended and awfully stirring at that; I’m quite happy to have had the pleasure of finally snagging this film at a DVD shop at my last international excursion. Antonio Banderas, Josh Brolin, Anthony Hopkins, Gemma Jones, Freida Pinto, Lucy Punch and Naomi Watts all had me rolling with laughter because after all, after tragedy has passed, it’s good to see the comedy also. Predicting the future is a talent for some gifted few, but it is wise to know that the future can change at any given time, because based on our current choices and unpredictability in life, our path can be altered at any time. J

You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger solidified the instability of the plans we make in life and that we should really just stop trying to monitor, rule and control everything we do. Stop and smell the roses for crying out loud! Find a solution to the current life situation and don’t stress about it because guess what? You’ll overcome this obstacle too. So enjoy! Be nice. Communicate the truth. And love! Don’t settle and when you find the one that makes your heart pitter-patter a bit faster, hold on and hold true. J If they don’t feel the same, well then, you can’t force them, you can’t force anything in life for that matter, so loosen your grip and let the chips fall where they may!

Great lessons can be learnt from this ridiculously insane situational romantic comedy. Entertaining to say the least, but stuffed with a recipe of not getting ahead of yourself and throwing in the towel in fear and creating things harmful by being impatient. We are confused human souls, but all is not lost, for we all meet a tall dark stranger, and when that person is revealed in brilliant light, it’s up to you to decide on whether it’s worth your precious company or not! What do you really want? The choice is up to you…

5 Stars Allen – Rock on! J

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