Skip to comments.Not what you'd expect from Woody Allen
Posted on 08/07/2012 8:16:43 AM PDT by pjd
The latest Woody Allen movie is so much not what you would expect from Woody Allen, I have to post this little commentary. I don't know if he suddenly had an epiphany or something, but I was totally blown away. Heavy spoilers follow...
Ok, early on he starts criticizing his daughter's new Italian boyfriend whom he refers to as a Communist because he is a pro-bono lawyer, union supporter, etc. Woody's movie-wife says that he used to be like that. He says, "Yeah, when I was younger, but I was never a Communist. I don't even like to share a bathroom."
Anyway, as the story progresses, Woody makes more and more comments related to "What's wrong with success?" Meanwhile, the left-leaning boyfriend is progressively shown in a negative light while Woody's pro-Capitalism stance is continually championed.
By the end, the left-leaning boyfriend has to admit that he was wrong and apologizes. It was unbelievable! It was the first time ever, that I've seen a comedy in which the right-leaning character is not a straw-man and mocked throughout the story, but instead, it is the self-righteous liberal character who is portrayed that way.
So, I'm just saying...This is a really, really, really funny Woody Allen movie. OMG. I was laughing so much. It pokes a lot of fun at liberalism and liberal society and supports a more right-leaning perspective. Totally not what you would expect from Woody Allen. so I'm just sayin'...
Gosh! I forgot to post the title of the movie. :To Rome with Love”.
I would have to receive a direct order from G-d to see a woody allen movie...and free transportation and ticket from same.
Woody musta grown up.
He’s in long pants, now.
“Maybe he’s had a discussion with his accountant? “
Ding ding ding, we have a winner!
I liked Midnight in Paris, but I was glad to see Allen in this one. His neurosis is usually not duplicated by the lead actor in his movies. And aren’t they all him living vicariously though them.
One non-political one on the plane “I don’t do turbulence.”
I know what Allen comments will come here and deservedly so, but I have been addicted to his movies for a long time.
Maybe he likes money more than he likes his values?
People can see the light but I wouldn’t bet on it until I saw further proof.
I so loved Allen’s earlier movies. IMHO, they were genius. Then he got weird and serious. And marrying his stepdaughter didn’t help.
Why do so many brilliant people throw everything away?
Sounds a lot like “One Two Three”.
Everyone jumping into bed with strangers turned me off.
Utter fiction: No self righteous liberal twit has ever apologized, especially for their misguided political beliefs.
I couldn't separate the movie from the movie-maker and viewed the whole thing as a disgusting rationalization of his own messed up personal life.
The whole time he was making his movie, he was sleeping with Mia Farrow and their daughter! And in the movie, he's pontificating on his themes to Mia Farrow, who's blissfully unaware how close to home his blather and rationalizations really are.
So, if he's looking to come aboard on the right, I'd rather pull up the gang plank.
Maybe he can cast Morgan Freeman in his next movie.
Loved it. Also the Kardashian skit/theme where people are deemed by media (and “everybody”) as being famous because they are famous. Like Rush pillories President Kardashian (no substance, all hat-no cattle).
The movie also features a ton of very beautiful women and great scenery.
I wonder how genuine Woody's sentiment is and I wonder if other wealthy individuals with long-standing (albeit, blind) allegiance to Liberalism will themselves see and FEEL the frightening depth and dimension of this ‘institutionalized theft’ that “O” is putting into place.
More than likely he knows he has the liberal followers and is now trolling for the conservative dollars.
All dialog and plot devices point inexorably to the wisdom and correctness and desirability of his character.
No Woody Allen script has ever deviated the slightest from the above. There is no self reflection and no character growth - other than the ‘growth’ of the other characters into recognition of the wisdom correctness and desirability of Woody's character.
I wouldn't have time for a Woody Allen movie even if he didn't molest his stepdaughter and the sister of his children.
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