And for “Whatever Works,” Allen has found a suitable mouthpiece for his cynical humour in Larry David, star of “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”
The film received a warm reception and a lot of laughs at a screening Thursday at ShoWest, an annual convention of theatre owners. “Whatever Works” opens the Tribeca Film Festival on April 22 in advance of its theatrical debut in June.
Allen had shot most of his films in New York before doing three straight in London – “Match Point,” “Scoop” and “Cassandra’s Dream” – then making last year’s “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” in Spain, which featured Allen’s frequent collaborator, Scarlett Johansson.
…Whatever Works” casts David as a brilliant, misanthropic physicist whose dour outlook drives him to failed suicide attempts. After splitting with his worldly wife and giving up his teaching job, he becomes a cranky chess instructor in a May-December relationship with a naive southern beauty (Evan Rachel Wood), whose mother (Clarkson) schemes to split them up.
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