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.