Friday, September 19, 2008

Cassandra’s Dream (2007)

Ewan McGregor is Ian, an ambitious go-getter keen on doing business in California; Colin Farrell is Terry, Ian’s younger brother. When both find themselves in a situation in which money is their only ticket out, they get their hands dirty and take matters into their own hands. Burdened by shame, Terry cracks under pressure. “I want to turn myself in,” he mumbles

Ian almost falls off their boat. “What?!”

“We broke God’s law.”

” Ian cries incredulously. “What god?! You idiot!"

It’s good to know that Woody Allen hasn’t lost his flair for writing. Many say his glory days are over, that Cassandra’s Dream is part of his filmography’s long line of misfires and flops.

Maybe, maybe not.

Hope flies high with
Allen’s new film, Vicky Cristina Barcelona. It’s good that he shot Barcelona in sunny Oviedo; Match Point notwithstanding, London wasn’t particularly helpful to his career.