Haha. Whoa! The poster for Woody Allen’s new movie, Whatever Works, in which Larry David acts as a stand-in for Woody Allen, and Evan Rachel Wood acts as a cipher for any number of aspects of Woody Allen’s bizarre love life, is REALLY laying it all out there. DO YOU WANT THIS MOVIE, OR DON’T YOU? That should be the tagline. “Whatever Works: FUCKING MAKE UP YOUR MIND ALREADY.”
I mean, Larry David is already a pretty divisive actor. People either really like him, or really don’t like him, there is no real in-between. That is what I meant by using the word divisive, which means that. And the story of an older man marrying a much younger woman as a shadowplay of the very real drama of Woody Allen’s actual life over the past 17 years is questionable in its appeal. And Woody Allen films in general are usually limited to his core audience of die hard fans, either being too artsy and “highbrow” to pull in a ton of new viewers, or being too abhorrent for the former fans who can’t separate the director’s real life from his creative work.
But then you have his incredible posture. WELL, FUCKING, WHAT? THIS IS IT, THIS IS WHAT YOU GET! Although, I guess it’s not that much different than the new Transformers 2 poster in which Optimus Prime is standing in front of a fucking pyramid. “ROBOTS AND PYRAMIDS, YOUR CALL, PAL.”