Coming Distractions: Irrational Man trailer: Woody Allen makes Woody Allen movie

According to Entertainment Weekly, Woody Allen went to such great lengths to guard the plot details of his latest, Irrational Man, he even hid all but 20 pages of the script from its co-star Parker Posey. But now the trailer is released, and that veil of secrecy can be lifted: Woody Allen has made a movie about a neurotic intellectual in midlife crisis who finds new purpose thanks to the attentions of a beautiful young woman.

There is also light jazz on the soundtrack.

Changing things up so that Irrational Man can get its own separate IMDb page, Joaquin Phoenix has been brought into the fold as Allen’s latest stand-in, and as the exhausted philosophy professor at its center, he seems to be turning in another in a string of great performances as lonely burnouts. This time the women who find his existential nattering and grumpy impotency irresistible include …

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