Director: Woody Allen. Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Emma Stone, Parker Posey. 95 min. Rated R. Crime/Drama.
Woody Allen is like a mass-producing movie-incubating machine: he makes a perfect chick every five movies or so (like Vicky Christina Barcelona or Midnight in Paris), but that means we also have tolerate the other four anomalous chicks (like Irrational Man) to find his perfect one. We've already seen his passion for "Crime and Punishment" in Crimes and Misdemeanors and Match Point to a significantly higher quality, and although he confesses his Dostoevsky inspirations in this very old-fashioned, predictable and coincidental story, I think somebody needs to tell him to get over it.