Larry David, of television's Curb Your Enthusiasm, stars as Boris, a misanthropic, hypochondriac retired physicist who spends most of his days complaining to friends in a coffee shop. But when he meets a beautiful young woman (Evan Rachel Wood) with nowhere to go, he takes her in. Charmed by her openness, he falls in love with her. When her Southern parents (Patricia Clarkson and Ed Begley Jr.) come looking for her, they are appalled to find her in a relationship with a man 40 years her senior. But Boris won't let them get in the way. Directed by Woody Allen. With Willa Cuthrell-Tuttleman and Adam Brooks. Categories: Comedy, Romance. Year: 2009.
Woody Allen in Whatever Works
Vicky (Rebecca Hall) and Christina (Scarlett Johansson) are two best friends vacationing in Barcelona. While Vicky is straight-laced and preparing to get married, Christina is free-spirited and sexually adventurous. During their travels they meet flamboyant artist José Antonio (Javier Bardem). After being invited back to his home, Christina immediately throws herself at José. Despite her best efforts, Vicky eventually falls in love with him as well, and when José's beautiful but insane ex-wife Maria (Penélope Cruz) returns, chaos results. Directed by Woody Allen. With Patricia Clarkson, Kevin Dunn and Chris Messina. Categories: Comedy, Drama, Romance. Year: 2008.
Woody Allen in Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Ian (Ewan McGregor) and Terry (Colin Farrell), two dead broke brothers living in London, are approached by their rich Uncle Howard (Tom Wilkinson) with a money making propostion. All they have to do is "take care of" one of Howard's old business associates to keep his troubles from ruining the life he's built. The brothers struggle with the immorality of the request, and end up becoming enemies when each chooses a different side. Directed by Woody Allen. With Hayley Atwell and Sally Hawkins. Categories: Crime, Drama, Thriller. Year: 2007.
Woody Allen in Cassandra's Dream
Chris Wilton (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) is a former tennis prowho climbs into the world of the British upper crust when he gets engaged to one of his wealthy tennis students (Emily Mortimer). But, Wilton soon falls for Nola Rice (Scarlett Johansson), a sexy American actress who is dating his rival and soon-to-be brother-in-law (Matthew Goode). Directed by Woody Allen. With Brian Cox. Categories: Drama, Romance, Thriller. Year: 2005.
Woody Allen in Match Point
In this period comedy/crime drama, Woody Allen plays an insurance investigator in the 1940s. When Betty (Helen Hunt), is sent to reorganize his office, the two instantly dislike each other. But after they attend a magic show, they are hypnotized into carrying out heists for the magician. Dan Aykroyd is the cost-cutting boss who doesn't have a clue who is committing so many thefts, and Charlize Theron plays a rich girl who catches the thieves in the act. Directed by Woody Allen. Categories: Comedy, Crime, Mystery. Year: 2001.
Woody Allen in The Curse of the Jade Scorpion
Ray (Woody Allen) is a small-time criminal, married to the equally lowbrow Frenchy (Tracy Ullman). When he gets lucky and pulls off a huge bank heist, he and Frenchy are rich beyond their wildest dreams. But now that they have money, Frency longs for class. Then they meet David (Hugh Grant), an art expert with suave manners who sees an opportunity to make a score of his own, by stealing Frenchy away from Ray. But David may be underestimating the former bank robber. Directed by Woody Allen. With Tony Darrow and Michael Rapaport. Categories: Comedy, Crime. Year: 2000.
Woody Allen in Small Time Crooks
Sean Penn stars as Emmet Ray, in this biopic of a fictional jazz guitarist. The arrogant Ray is considered the second-best jazz guitarist in the world, and he is obsessed with improving his reputation. Meanwhile, he falls in love with a mute woman (Samantha Morton) and gets involved with a high-society floozy (Uma Thurman). Directed by Woody Allen. Categories: Comedy, Music. Year: 1999.
Woody Allen in Sweet and Lowdown
Novelist Harry Block (Woody Allen) draws his inspiration from his experiences with the people who are closest to him, much to their dismay. His unaplogetic attitude about his writing and a weakness for drugs and women have left him with three ex-wives and alienated many of his friends. When the university that once threw him out invites Harry back to receive an honorary degree, he invites his latest girlfriend, Fay (Elisabeth Shue), to accompany him, only to learn that she has decided to marry Larry (Billy Crystal), Harry's best friend. As Harry drives to the university, he deals with an intense bout of writer's block and interacts with scenes and characters from his novels. Directed by Woody Allen. With Kirstie Alley, Demi Moore, Robin Williams, Judy Davis, Tobey Maguire, Bob Balaban, Stanley Tucci, Jennifer Garner and Paul Giamatti. Categories: Comedy. Year: 1997.
Woody Allen in Deconstructing Harry
Following his divorce, Isaac (Woody Allen) learns that his ex-wife, Jill (Meryl Streep), is living with another woman and writing a book about their failed marriage. While Isaac is dating Tracy (Mariel Hemingway), who is stil in high school, he meets and becomes attracted to Mary (Diane Keaton), his friend Yale's (Michael Murphy) mistress. Torn between his three lovers, Isaac tries to make sense of life and love in New York City. Directed by Woody Allen. With Anne Byrne Hoffman. Categories: Comedy, Drama, Romance. Year: 1979.
Woody Allen in Manhattan
Alvy Singer (Woody Allen), a neurotic comedian, examines the ups and downs of new love after ending his relationship with a ditsy aspiring actress (Diane Keaton). While trying to figure out what went wrong, Alvy journeys through his memories in New York City, often speaking directly to the audience. Directed by Woody Allen. With Tony Roberts, Carol Kane, Shelley Duvall and Christopher Walken. Category; Comedy, Romance. Year: 1977.
Woody Allen in Annie Hall