THE PERFECT MAN. THE PERFECT STORY. THE PERFECT MURDER.
After making contact with a dead reporter, Sondra Pransky (Scarlett Johansson), a journalist, and Sid Waterman (Woody Allen), a magician, follow a tip that leads them to a possible serial killer. The director stayed in London for a while longer after making Match Point (2005) and put together this comedy that looks like Allen’s idea of a vacation. It’s a bit like his previous Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993), a pleasant but hardly significant little film where the three leads seem to have a very nice time together. Allen delivers funny oneliners, and I enjoyed the narrative framework, a journey to Hades.
2006-U.S.-Britain. 96 min. Color. Written and directed by Woody Allen. Cast: Woody Allen (Sid Waterman), Scarlett Johansson (Sondra Pransky), Hugh Jackman (Peter Lyman), Ian McShane, Romola Garai, Fenella Woolgar… Charles Dance, Julian Glover.
Quote: “She thought I was immature and that I never grew up… I had a great rebuttal for her, I coulda nailed her, you know, but uh… I raised my hand, she would not call on me.” (Allen on why his wife divorced him)