The pathos and hard truths trotted out in the third act are crowbarred into this slapstick vehicle as if flown in from another movie.
Somewhere inside this huge miscalculation there’s a sincere attempt to wrestle with the serious issue of grief, and the film represents an opportunity for viewers seeking a “good cry.”
As the old joke says, nostalgia ain’t what it used to be. And here’s Woody Allen’s latest comedy to prove it.
What will moviegoers be looking forward to, flocking to, then fleeing from or returning to, on theatre screens between now and late August?
George Clooney, Will Smith, and Gwyneth Paltrow will join an impressive list of stars taking part in tonight’s “Stand Up to Cancer” telethon airing on CBS, Showtime, and other broadcast and cable networks.