Woody Allen’s latest movie finally has a trailer. And the plot is, well, a little problematic.
“Irrational Man,” starring fellow MOT Joaquin Phoenix and Emma Stone, promises another older-man-falls-in-love-with-young-muse, thinks-it-will-solve-inadequacies kind of story. According to the trailer, Phoenix plays philosophy teacher Abe Lucas, who joins a college faculty while grappling with an existential crisis. Lucky for him, he meets pretty young thing Emma Stone. One sunset-beach scene later, and our man Abe seems to have found the meaning of life.
I’m willing give Allen the benefit of the doubt — I have loved many, many of his movies. But personally, my tolerance-level for this kind of plot — especially given — is on a steep decline.
Watch the trailer here:
Anne Cohen was the Forward’s deputy digital media editor. When she’s not looking for the secret Jewish history of Voodoo in New Orleans, or making lists about Ruth Bader Ginsburg , she writes for The Assimilator. She graduated from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism with an M.S. magazine concentration in 2012.
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