And now he is back, like he is every year, with a brand new movie called Irrational Man. Could this be an excellent film? Or just another character study on himself, maybe?
Irrational Man revolves around Abe - a philosopher professor whose life has hit rock bottom and he is unable to find meaning in his world. His best friend Rita wasn’t to rescue him from his fate whilst his best student Jill strikes up an enthusiastic relationship with him. And the pair become increasingly close when they listen in on a strangers conversation only to find themselves drawn into it.
Eeeeeeeh. I guess - in the tone of Woody Allen. There is something so tedious about this. Aesthetically, it looks incredible and having Joaquin Phoenix, Emma Stone and Parky Poser in your realms isn’t necessarily an awful thing. But there is something missing. Perhaps the magic left after Magic in the Moonlight was such a failure?
Only time will tell. Perhaps we’re all being a little…..irrational.
Irrational Man is out 11th September.