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Year: 2010
USA: Sony Pictures Classics
UK: Warner Bros Pictures International UK
Cast: Antonio Banderas, Josh Brolin, Anthony Hopkins, Gemma Jones, Freida Pinto, Lucy Punch, Naomi Watts, Anna Friel, Fenella Woolgar, Pauline Collins, Ewen Bremner, Jim Piddock, Celia Imrie, Freida Pinto, Alex Macqueen, Roger Ashton-Griffiths, Theo James, Neil Jackson, Rupert Frazer, Kelly Harrison, Eleanor Gecks, Christian McKay, Philip Glenister, Jonathan Ryland, Pearce Quigley, Lynda Baron, Robert Portal, Christopher Fulford, Johnny Harris, Anupam Kher, Meera Syal, Joanna David, Geoffrey Hutchings, Natalie Walker, Shaheen Khan, Amanda Lawrence, Zak Orth (narrator)
Director: Woody Allen
Countries: USA / Spain
USA & UK: 98 mins
USA Rated: R for some language
UK Certificate: 12A contains infrequent strong language, moderate sex references and violence
USA Release Date: 22 September 2010 (Limited Release - New York and Los Angeles)
UK Release Date: 18 March 2011


Woody Allen‘s YOU WILL MEET A TALL DARK STRANGER follows a pair of married couples, Alfie (Anthony Hopkins) and Helena (Gemma Jones), and their daughter Sally (Naomi Watts) and husband Roy (Josh Brolin), as their passions, ambitions, and anxieties lead them into trouble and out of their minds.

After Alfie leaves Helena to pursue his lost youth and a free-spirited call girl named Charmaine (Lucy Punch), Helena abandons rationality and surrenders her life to the loopy advice of a charlatan fortune teller. Meanwhile Sally is unhappy with her marriage, and develops a crush on her handsome art gallery owner boss, Greg (Antonio Banderas), while Roy, a novelist nervously awaiting the response to his latest manuscript, becomes moonstruck over Dia (Freida Pinto), a mystery woman who catches his gaze through a nearby window.

Despite these characters‘ attempts to dodge their problems with pipe dreams and impracticable plans, their efforts lead only to heartache, irrationality, and perilous hot water.

Taking its title from the prediction fortune tellers use to entice their clients, YOU WILL MEET A TALL DARK STRANGER, illustrates with cynical humor how easy it is for our illusions to make fools of us all.

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