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Cassandra's Dream

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Cassandra's Dream

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
Limited Release Date:
12/28/07
Wide Release Date:
01/04/08
performer:
Colin Farrell, Ewan McGregor, Tom Wilkinson
director:
Woody Allen
distributor:
The Weinstein Company
author:
Woody Allen
genre:
Mystery and Thriller, Drama

We gave it a B

Woody Allen’s 38th feature, set in London, centers on two brothers, a gambler (Colin Farrell) and a restaurateur (Ewan McGregor). The latter falls for a femme fatale (newcomer Hayley Atwell), who eventually precipitates the brothers’ downfall. According to Atwell, Dream isn’t a comedy, ”but it’s so dark and bleak that there’s an element of nervous laughter to it. If it’s comic,” she says, ”it’s only in an uncomfortable way.” Sounds like Allen’s back in Match Point territory.