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Whatever Works

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Jessica Miglio

Whatever Works

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
92 minutes
Limited Release Date:
06/19/09
performer:
Patricia Clarkson, Larry David
director:
Woody Allen
author:
Woody Allen
genre:
Comedy, Romance

We gave it a C

Starring: Larry David, Evan Rachel Wood, Patricia Clarkson
Written and directed by: Woody Allen
Release date: June 19

Larry David and Woody Allen seem like kindred comic spirits, but New York’s most famous neurotics didn’t forge lasting bonds during their previous encounters. ”We didn’t really strike up a lifelong friendship in my hour and a half on the set of Radio Days,” jokes David, who played ”Communist Neighbor” in Allen’s 1987 film. ”I had a little [dialogue] with him in New York Stories, but that was the last I heard from him until this call came.” Curb Your Enthusiasm fans will recognize David’s character, an arrogant misanthrope named Boris, ”although this guy’s a much bigger nut,” says David. ”This guy confronts people for no reason whatsoever.” The casting is likely to please fans of both artists. ”It’s beautiful to see Larry’s DNA mixed with Woody’s,” says Clarkson, who plays Boris’ disapproving mother-in-law. ”It’s a magical combination.” Prettyyyy, prettyyyy magical.

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