Emma Stone and Joaquin Phoenix on the Set of Woody Allen’s Latest Movie

Posted on August 15, 2014

This is apparently a movie about really good-looking people who work really really hard to make sure no one knows they’re good-looking.

Oscars for everyone!

 

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Actually, she looks cute in a “works on a boat” kind of way, but that is not a good look for him.

Are they the romantic couple in the film? Because we’re shocked to see Woody pairing her with a man that isn’t old enough to be her father.

 

 

 

 

 

 

[Photo Credit: Patriot Pics/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES]

    • RussellH88

      Joaquin looks like he’s morphing into later years Brando.

      • alyce1213

        Very astute, yup.

      • Karen Belgrad

        I thought Deniro, lol

      • Tuneful54

        I’d hit it.

    • bananafish

      skirt? shorts? are these their actual costumes or are they just strolling around set? Either way, I’m kindof disappointed in her for allowing her self to be Woody Allen’s newest “muse”.

      • Thomas

        I find his relationship with his adopted daughter extremely weird and inappropriate, but he’s innocent until proven guilty when it comes to everything else, at least that’s the way it’s supposed to work. I like some of his movies a lot. I loved Blue Jasmine. I think it’s kind of like Michael Jackson. He was never found guilty and I’m not sure he was guilty of anything other than being weird and having inappropriate relationships and sleepovers with children, so I’m not going to stop listening to his music unless he was found guilty of doing something illegal. In that way I find the situation with Woody different than Roman Polanski or Chris Brown who were obviously guilty.

        • Aidan B

          Thank for expressing what are pretty much my thoughts on this better than I could have.

        • RussellH88

          That’s my feeling as well.

          Plus, Soon-Yi was not his adopted daughter. She was the adopted child of Mia Farrow and her ex-husband. Allen actually had no part in raising her (since Farrow and Allen didn’t live together) and they did not begin their relationship until she was 19-20.

          He still cheated, but the facts tend to get muddled a bit.

          • Thomas

            Thank you for clearing that up. Mia Farrow is an oddball herself, so I’m not exactly sure I can believe her or her children. She could have been feeding them stories about Woody all these years as well. Psychology shows that if you’re told something enough it can actually change your memories and you’ll start to believe that it actually happened. Who knows what really went on? All I know is that they were kind of made for each other because they both have a few loose screws.

            • alyce1213

              If Mia’s oddballness includes adopting racially diverse, handicapped children, I’m fine with that. I don’t know about her, other than her family background and her work as an actress, which I’m also fine with. But Woody– I think he’s deeply disturbed but managed to keep his demons sub rosa for along time, until the scandal.
              I can’t imagine how Mia found those pictures he took of Soon-Yi and didn’t drop dead on the spot. That would have driven me over the edge. Maybe that’s why she was so angry, to put it mildly.

            • Thomas

              It has nothing to do with the children she’s adopted. She’s just an odd person in general.

            • alyce1213

              Nothing wrong with being odd.

            • Thomas

              Well, one of her adopted sons, Moses, says that she was actually the abusive one. Plus, she wasn’t exactly faithful herself. Supposedly she was seeing Sinatra the whole time, even after their divorce, and she and famous composer Andre Previn had an affair while he was still married, which led Andre Previn’s wife to divorce him and write a scathing song to beware of young girls. I think she and Woody are both kind of Cuckoo for Cocopuffs.

            • judybrowni

              Gee, so odd to be upset when an old man seduces her teenage daughter.
              How fucking odd!

            • Thomas

              You must not have read my second response. One of her adopted sons claimed that she was the abusive one, she claims that she was still seeing Sinatra even after they divorced, and she and Andre Previn had an affair while he was married that led his wife to divorce him and write a song about how you should be aware of young girls. So she’s no saint herself. Read all of my comments next time before you leave a sarcastic remark like that.

            • Jessica Peterson

              I can’t imagine why she would have affairs throughout their marriage…

            • Thomas

              That doesn’t excuse it though. She should have gotten divorced right away then. I don’t understand why people can’t see that they’re both oddballs/loonies.

            • http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/ Tom and Lorenzo

              Could we all please drop this line of discussion?

            • Thomas

              Yes, sorry. I hadn’t talked about it for a couple of days and then today I got all of these replies.

          • alyce1213

            Soon-Yi, though not legally his adopted daughter, was his de facto stepdaughter. Like Susan Sarandon said, “YOU DON’T GO THERE.”
            It really doesn’t matter how old she was, or if he had a hand in raising her. She was part of a family with which he was involved. The Polaroids he took of her, naked, legs spread — well, I have no words.
            I usually give people the benefit of the doubt, but his movies are also quite telling. The middle- and post-middle age insinuations of himself (or stand-ins) into young women’s stories — e.g., “Manhattan,” while a masterpiece in ways, makes me sick.

            • @Biting Panda

              I’ll be standing right here beside you on this.

            • http://www.jaimieteekell.com/ Jaimie

              Manhattan makes me sick for many reasons. My goal is to have seen all of his movies by the end of the year, and I have 6(?) to go. Manhattan is far down my list of good ones.

            • KinoEye

              The most worthwhile part of Manhattan is the cinematography by the Prince of Darkness, the late Gordon Willis. Content aside, it’s one of the most beautiful black and white films I’ve ever seen. Without that, it’s a standard Allen flick.

            • alyce1213

              I so agree about Gordon Willis, arguably the greatest American cinematographer in the history of film. A genius. But I also loved how the Gershwin music was used.

            • KinoEye

              Yes, yes, yes to the Gershwin. Another genius.

            • Tuneful54

              ehh, I got tired on the nonstop hyper jazz in all his movies. Very one-note.

            • demidaemon

              Agreed. It wasn’t right, it will never be right, and that’s that. However, I am not going to eschew everything he makes, because, quite frankly, some of the most creative people have been some of the biggest assholes on the planet. I will, however, be highly selective about what I choose of his to view.

            • Tuneful54

              Agree. He likes to keep it in the family. Some Hannah and Her Sisters again recently and noted again how Caine effs the sister of his wife, and Woody eventually effs the sister of his ex-wife. All that was missing was for Frederick to boff Hannah or the mother.

          • irielle

            I’ve seen different reports on her age ranging from 17-20. The earliest reports I heard for the nude pictures was 18, and then years later I read 19, and this is the first that I’ve heard 20.

            I also agree that on the charges, he should be taken as innocent until proven guilty, but as a personal opinion, even though probably legal, his relationship with Soon-Yi was hurtful to her mom and downright tacky in general. He doesn’t help himself by making movie after movie with young women throwing themselves at nerdy old guys.

        • fursa_saida

          My feeling is that regardless of what did or did not happen offscreen, a lot of his movies do convey a lot of things that creep me out regarding older men and younger women (including as in minors). I find the actual content skeevy frequently. Personally, since I’m not sitting on a jury and have no power to affect Allen’s life at all, I have no trouble feeling that if it walks like a duck and talks like a duck, I’ll call it a duck–but even if it were proven tomorrow that he was 100% innocent I would still think a lot of his movies (and by extension, therefore, his writing and attitudes–it’s awfully consistent) are creepy. Or contain creepy elements.

          • Thomas

            I love Hannah and Her Sisters, but Michael Caine’s character does skeeve me out.

            • aurumgirl

              There are real problems with all the male lead characters in his stories. There is no way around that. No matter what we do, we always show ourselves as we are to the world, we can’t help that. When it comes to expressing ourselves artistically the argument has been made successfully that all we do there is autobiographical.

              That said, it’s time we stopped doubting women and children when they say they’ve been sexually abused and raped. This is not a world where women and children who have been abused would gain anything from that admission, so it takes an incredible amount of courage to make that fact public. In all of this it has been Woody’s victims who’ve been most hurt–not just Dylan, who is now painted out to be a liar, but also all the other children involved and yes, even quirky Mia. You can’t “unsee” that and to be honest we can even see it in his films, where it seems easy to digest because we’re seeing it clothed in humour or irony.

              He’s still working, though. Still getting accolades. Still putting his imprint on our culture, even if that imprint is full of some nasty baggage.

            • fursa_saida

              Absolutely, thank you. I didn’t have it in me the other day to really get into this aspect when I saw people saying “Oh, but I don’t know if I believe Mia Farrow, she’s ~weird~,” but the fact is, abuse survivors go through hell and are almost never believed, and one of the most important things we can do is just believe them. I never understand why people get all up in arms about the benefit of the doubt in this kind of scenario–none of us here on this board has any legal or career power over Woody Allen except the choice to see his movies or not. That’s it. “Innocent until proven guilty” is a requirement of the law, not of the public.

              Plus, I saw the trailer for his latest (also starring Emma Stone), and it includes Colin Firth in yellowface. I’m angrier with Firth than with Allen. At this point I just expect fuckery from him, but come on. It’s 2014. When you see a role that requires yellowface, blackface, redface, whatever, just say no. Ugh.

          • sk8tfan

            I agree! When I go back and look at some of his movies in light of the allegations surrounding him and not only Soon Yi but his daughter, I find subtext in some of the films that makes me queasy. And what really repelled me was his arrogance: “the heart wants what it wants”, as if that overrides any other consideration.

            • what not

              Exactly. When I was younger I had friends who cheated on girlfriends or dumped people in less than admirable ways, justifying their actions by holding it up as some romantic notion of “love” instead of taking responsibility for how they dealt with their wandering hearts. They were barely adults, so it’s forgivable. Woody is a grown-ass man who seems totally uninterested in how his behavior might affect others, including things like recognizing a power differential when he (okay, not he, but anyone else ever) sees one. I find that kind of blithe, self-righteous arrogance infuriating.

            • ShaoLinKitten

              He’s been married to Soon-Yi for 17 years. It’s not like he had this affair (weird and creepy though it may be) and then dropped her in 2 years. At this point, the power differential is probably meaningless. Also, in general, I try not to judge what two adults do. Soon-Yi was 19 when this went down. That’s not pedophilia. Yes, it’s sketchy as hell, destructive to the family, and all around creepy, but it’s not a crime. I think feelings about that relationship color everything people hear about Woody Allen. It proves that he was transgressive to this one particular boundary. It proves nothing else about him, though. Also, I find myself not caring much about his personal life. I watch his movies because I enjoy them. Everything else is irrelevant. If I only watched movies made by 100% saintly people, I’d have to give up movies altogether.

            • aquamarine17

              i have thought at times his long time w/Soon-Yi did sort of negate the facts of the beginnings of their alliance, BUT one thought I have had (which certainly could be way off and I don’t want to denigrate their marriage) is that it could have been a short relationship, maybe even very short, but that he realized after all the flak he created that he had to stay with her and thus the long marriage

            • ShaoLinKitten

              To me, that interpretation requires so much conjecture that I can’t even manage to contemplate it. It’s a 17 year marriage, in Hollywood, where short marriages are the norm. They have two children together. I mean, at this point… I just watch his films and try not to think too much about his biography. I’m never going to know him or what he’s really all about as a person.

            • aquamarine17

              well, just a thought at one point. i am a long-time fan of his and didn’t judge him as others did when he got together with Soon. with a long good marriage and a few kids, maybe his acting on his love for her was truly worth the trouble. it seems like that…

            • what not

              I don’t tend to argue about pedophilia or legality in regards to Woody Allen, because I don’t think it bears out and there’s plenty that skeeves me out without it. It’s also not just the personal life element; the question of the reprehensible artist is age-old (say, Wagner) and we could argue about it for ages. The particular problem with Woody Allen is that his art continually reflects his personal life, pairing vibrant young women with sad-sacky older men, and I personally find that hard to watch in light of even his publicly known life choices. What he’s done behind the scenes I won’t speculate about, and I do watch his movies occasionally though I’ve never found them to resonate with my life experience (which makes sense, as I’m neither a sad-sacky older man nor, I guess, a resident of NYC) or otherwise mean much to me, but either way they always make me cringe.

            • understateddiva

              yes – while I can listen to a Michael Jackson song or a Wagner opera without dealing directly with their more disturbing histories, Allen’s art resonates with those themes. I’ve always enjoyed his movies but I feel squeamish about going forward to watch additional films now.

        • bananafish

          I am also a fan of many of his movies- my disappointment in her doesn’t really have anything to do with his personal life, which- although a tricky area- I don’t really feel free to judge because I don’t have the facts. My comment was more about the fact that the roles he writes for women, especially the 20-something starlets he will hire for 2-3 movies in a row, tend to be fairly one-dimensional and objectifying. Often they seem to be the embodiment of male fantasy and I think she can do better.

          • Thomas

            I agree on that. That’s why I liked Cate Blanchett in her role as Jasmine so much. It was the opposite of objectifying and one dimensional, as opposed to say the roles Scarlett Johanssen has played for him (I also think Cate’s a much better actress, but Scarlett’s roles were still more one dimensional. I do like Match Point though.)

            • http://www.jaimieteekell.com/ Jaimie

              But are we factoring in comedy vs. drama? Of course the comedy characters are going to skew one-dimensional.

            • Thomas

              Well, Match Point and Vicky Christina Barcelona weren’t comedies and I think Scarlet Johanssen’s characters were still kind of objectified and one dimensional. I still like those movies, but not for her characters.

            • sekushinonyanko

              Vicky Christina Barcelona had probably as much comedy as drama. I’d call it either a romance or a dramedy.

            • irielle

              But should we give Woody Allen credit for that? I took one look at the trailer and said “A Streetcar Named Desire.” Seeing the movie didn’t change my mind, although yes, Cate Blanchett was remarkable in it!

            • Thomas

              I didn’t think it was too similar to A Street Car Named Desire, but I guess everybody gets something different out of movies!

            • irielle

              The Academy agreed with you, because it was up for the original screenplay category instead of being judged as an adaptation. To me it was a modernization of Streetcar, and I think it was done well, but I didn’t give him lots of points for originality.

            • Thomas

              Yes, they were both amazing!

            • Alloy Jane

              I love Match Point, but I’m a big fan of movies that are extraordinarily fucked up and that one is up there with Spun. Had no idea it was an Allen movie though. I haven’t seen enough of his movies to draw any conclusions between them and his personal character, but the bits of his movies that I’ve seen that he’s in always make me think of Emmy from Vanity Fair. Thackery writes how the most floundering weaklings reign in tyranny over someone, and I always felt that describes his cowardly, sniveling characters.

            • aurumgirl

              He told the story of Match Point before, in Crimes and Misdemeanors. It’s interesting how the same narrative comes up, in slightly different ways, in his films.

          • ShaoLinKitten

            I don’t know if that’s true. Many of his movies have quirky, independent, interesting women in them. I can’t think of any of his movies that I would categorize as fantasies. It’s not like his male protagonists usually wind up happy and fulfilled. Yes, they often have relationships with much younger women. That is a male fantasy, but it also happens all the time in real life. I can’t be disappointed in Emma Stone for wanting to work with one of the most talented directors of our time.

            • what not

              You know, maybe some of it comes from whether or not individual viewers see his characters as three-dimensional people. To me personally, as a woman, I’ve never seen his women as real people. (I also haven’t seen all his movies, maybe a half-dozen over the years.) Age aside, they often seem to have entered the male main character’s life when he’s in a particular emotional space, hung around for his emotions to play off of, and left in a way that’s poignant for him. Their emotional development or eventual happiness isn’t immaterial–I think they’re more developed than any Michael Bay protagonist–but it isn’t the driving force of the interpersonal plot. The men I can’t identify with, and I interpret them as more rounded characters because their emotional development seems to be the main point. But perhaps some viewers look at them as equally half-people as I see the women, in which case he’s a more balanced director than I’ve given him credit for.

            • ShaoLinKitten

              I agree with your assessment– it depends on how you interpret his work. I don’t mind particularly if there is a male protagonist who is confused, problematic, or narcissistic, who is unable to have truly deep, honest relationships with the women in his life. (Though the same could be said of Jasmine in Blue Jasmine, for just one example). Rather than seeing this as Allen writing women as one-dimensional plot devices, I see this as Allen critiquing men who live this way. It’s not that the women have no dimensions, it’s that his protagonist is too wrapped up in his own crap to relate to them as whole people.

              That said, Allen has numerous films with women protagonists who have similar difficulties interacting with people and managing their own lives. I don’t think he is romanticizing or glorifying these people. They aren’t heroes you root for. The plight of these characters may be poignant for Allen, but they are also poignant for me. As a fellow neurotic Jew from NY, maybe he resonates with me differently. He’s not for everybody, but I wouldn’t hesitate to call him a genius filmmaker.

            • what not

              Is it possible that Allen is both writing women as non-whole plot devices and critiquing the men who are his main characters? Because I wouldn’t find it surprising or necessarily problematic for him to take that perspective–it seems to be his genuine, self-deprecating but also tunnel-visioned way of seeing the world: He’s a neurotic Jewish man with a history of weird relationships, and he addresses variations on that theme over and over and over and over in his movies. Acknowledging that doesn’t stop me from saying “hey, you don’t write women very well, and your movies don’t resonate with me,” and so I personally can’t vouch for his genius. What I think he does well is express a very particular point of view, and the ability to do that is something not everyone has.

            • ShaoLinKitten

              Every movie has characters in it who are non-whole plot devices. I don’t think it’s a fair criticism to say that Allen does not write women as whole people, considering that he has numerous movies with female protagonists. They’re usually, but not always, less pathetic than his male characters. Some of his female characters are classics, ensconced in amazing movies (Blue Jasmine, Hannah and her Sisters, Annie Hall, The Purple Rose of Cairo, just off the top of my head–there are more).

              Yes, Allen has his own sub-genre, a well that he dips from often. I think he has moved away from this in recent years, though. He hasn’t been the romantic lead in his movies in over a decade. In fact, I see him moving into more fatherly roles lately, as his own daughters are growing up. His movies have evolved quite a bit over his long career.

              I really think this may come down to a matter of taste.

        • ShaoLinKitten

          Thank you, Thomas, for articulating my feelings perfectly on this.

          PS– Mia Farrow has spoken out on Roman Polanski’s behalf. I find that despicable.

          • Thomas

            I didn’t know that. That seems kind of hypocritical.

            • ShaoLinKitten

              She testified in Polanski’s libel suit against Vanity Fair, has called him her “close friend,” and has always shows him unwavering support, even though he did drug and rape a 13 year old girl. No one denies that.

              Did you know that her brother was sentenced to 10 years in prison for molesting the neighbor boys? Ms. Farrow has been utterly silent about that abuse.

              Both are cases of convicted sex offenders. I find that… disturbing and sketchy.

            • demidaemon

              Well, it seems she has a pattern for associating with men who should not be left around children. It may say more about her than the men she associates with.

            • ShaoLinKitten

              To bring it back full circle to Emma Stone– I find it really hypocritical and gross that Mia Farrow and her family spoke ill of the actors who were willing to work with Woody Allen. As if he should be shunned from Hollywood for what he did, but Roman Polanski is A-OK, and her brother? No comment. If Emma Stone wants to work with Woody Allen, or anyone else does, no one should be attacking them for it. ESPECIALLY Mia Farrow.

            • demidaemon

              I totally agree. Cate Blanchett really got the brunt of it (as far as I can tell, Emma is getting the much tamer version), plus, if they shunned every star, director, etc. in Hollywood with asshole/criminal tendencies, we wouldn’t see very many movies get made.

            • ShaoLinKitten

              Cate got the brunt of it out of what seemed like spite. The Farrows wanted to foil her chances at getting an Oscar. They failed, but they did mention Emma Stone by name in their criticism. Did they similarly rail against Adrien Brody getting his Oscar in The Pianist? Nope.

            • demidaemon

              Exactly. “Well, you did an excellent job in Woody’s movie, so I hate you now.” So high school.

        • BlairBear

          I thought the denouement of Blue Jasmine was quite interesting even though the husband did something indisputably bad according to the logic of the movie the wife brought the whole thing down because of her “petty” jealousy that her husband was sleeping with another far younger woman. For me that could be how Allen views the Mia Farrow thing that even though he engaged in inappropriate behavior it is Mia’s fault for reacting and breaking up the family. Also I read the Vanity Fair piece on the trial and it is fairly damning to Allen.

          • Thomas

            The trial from 92?

            • BlairBear

              Yeah. It sounds like the process was pretty fishy

            • Thomas

              I read that the police thought Mia Farrow had fed her daughter the story, but that the judge wasn’t convinced nothing happened.

            • BlairBear

              I mean I read it months ago so I’m not positive but I think the way they handled Dylan was fishy and I think some of the procedure was sketchy like the court evaluation on Woody Allen was filled out by his therapist. He gives me the creeps and the ways his films deal with women are somewhat disturbing to me.

        • Jessica Peterson

          It’s very sad that you believe little girls and boys should be considered liars until they can prove that an adult took advantage of them, sexually. PS – When did TLo turn into Gawker??

    • Scimommy

      He may not be old enough to be her father (not quite) but he is clearly styled to be the schlubby Allen stand-in. So ugh.

    • sugarkane105

      When did Joaquin get a belly?

      • Aidan B

        I’m really hoping that’s part of the costuming.

    • Guest

      Doesn’t she have a Woody movie out now? Magic by the Moonlight or something? She’s paired with Colin Firth in it I believe…

      • Aidan B

        Yup! Magic in the Moonlight.

    • Dany

      He’s a character/method actor in the vein of Bale, Day-Lewis, etc. so I feel as though I can give him the pass on the “looks” thing because he really tries to BE the character he acts. Also, he’s a pretty damn good actor.

      She’s lovely, but I am a bit sad she’s doing so much work with Allen. He’s a repugnant individual, in my opinion.

    • julnyes

      I like her personality on chat shows, but she keeps making movies I will never go see.

    • MilaXX

      Joaquin has’t been good looking since Gladiator.

      • Sarah

        True DAT. He is a shifty looking guy, to me.

      • moxx

        I thought he looked pretty good in The Immigrant, with Marion Cotillard (sp?)

    • Phoenix

      bahaha, that last line.

    • lamamu

      Okay, he’s 39 and she’s 25. Technically speaking, he may just be old enough to be her father. From those photos, he certainly looks it.

      • demidaemon

        True. Although, he would have been 14 when she was born, so that may be stretching it a wee bit.

    • http://redheadedwolf.wordpress.com/ Laura Renee

      “Works on a boat” is so accurate, hem.

      • GillianHolroyd

        hmmm. I’m seeing her more as “works in waterfront seafood restaurant”.

    • nannypoo

      He’s really hot but this outfit is designed to conceal this fact. She always looks cute.

    • Freynika

      Even schlubby with a cigarette, I still love Joaquin. I’ve always thought he was hot except for that unfortunate phase a few years back when he had all that facial hair. He’s got the most amazing face, and it’s a shame to ever cover it up.

    • marlie

      I snorted at TLo’s last comment.

      She looks cute in a Sunday brunch AND laundry day sort of way. And there’s nothing redeeming about what he’s wearing.

    • alyce1213

      I’ve never considered Joaquin to be a good-looking man in the conventional sense, but he’s a strong, interesting character type and a good one at that.

      • boweryboy

        The one and only time I’ve ever found him attractive is in Her. The moustache suited him well.

    • gotgreyhound

      He might not be _quite_ old enough to be her dad, but they still don’t pass the “1/2 his age plus seven years” test. I’m not giving Woody any points for an ‘age appropriate’ pairing in this case.

    • http://www.jaimieteekell.com/ Jaimie

      Having seen (count ‘em) 43 Woody Allen movies now, I don’t think he’s the romantic lead.

      • alyce1213

        There’s secrecy about details, as there always is with Allen films, but they are the headliners — what else would he be but the romantic lead?

        • http://www.jaimieteekell.com/ Jaimie

          His movies don’t always involve romance as the subject. There are a good handful that don’t. 1/3 of them? 1/2, even?

    • ShaoLinKitten

      The outfit and hair are very aging on Joaquin, in keeping with WA’s tendency to pair beautiful women with inexplicable men.

    • Mr. J.

      I just read down the comments…STILL arguing about Woody Allen after all these years, and these dozens of skimpy little nothing movies? His private life is obviously gross and complicated, and I DON’T CARE.

      • Ali2044

        Private life aside, I find his movies so incredibly boring and pretentious. Maybe they’re one of those things you have to be American to appreciate, like the 3 Stooges.

        • FrigidDiva

          I’m an American and I’ve never been a Woody Allen fan, neither of his acting or the movies he’s made. Maybe it’s an acquired taste…like sauerkraut?

          • Ali2044

            I feel like I’ve watched enough of his movies to have acquired the taste by now, so maybe it’s more like you need to be born with Woody Allen antibodies to enable you to watch his films while remaining asymptomatic.

    • frannyprof

      Yeah, she’s definitely too old for him, given that his latest gf is still in her teens, last I checked…

    • NinjaCate

      Wait, she’d doing ANOTHER Woody Allen movie? Shame. Shame. How I used to love thee Emma….

    • grasshack

      I love woody allen movies – they don’t ALL feature younger women with older men. I mean, isn’t it a fairly standard thing to see in many (most?) movies where the romantic leads are an older man with a younger woman?

    • evave2

      I find that paleness of her legs and the incipience of his gut distracting.

      They both look awful in the clothes so I guess that must mean they’re supposed to look awful.

    • Elisabeth Ashley

      Ya’ll lost me at Woody Allen.

    • HeisenbergHattie

      24 year age gap. Seem modest per Woody Allan standards.

      • in a pickle

        14 years I think- which makes her practically a cougar.

    • StrandedFashionista

      I really hope these outfits aren’t costumes for the actual movie. Generally Woody Allen films are pretty stylish on the clothes front… and this is just tragic.

    • Julie Ann

      I just saw him a couple of weeks ago where he was hanging out at the Newport Folk Festival. Snapped a photo of him and everything. This photo makes me think he’s in makeup to make him look chunkier? His face, neck and tummy DO NOT look like they belong to the same person I saw during the filming of this very movie. It HAS to be makeup. He did not look in any way like a later years Brando when I saw him in person.

    • Hermione

      Joaquin Phoenix looks like the new Philip Seymour Hoffman.

    • Anique Ashraf

      “Because we’re shocked to see Woody pairing her with a man that isn’t old enough to be her father.”

      The SHADE.

    • KT

      But Joaquin is certainly styled to look like he’s old enough to be her father, isn’t he? She looks younger than she is, he looks older… this can’t be an accident. Cue pedo-induced barfing