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on 9 March 2009
I am by no means a Woody Allen film and the first 15 minutes or so of this film were so shaky that I almost switched off, but it turned out to be an unexpected delight.
I'm not a Scarlett Johansson fan either, but I'm starting to change my mind after this very light-hearted but spot-on performance. She and the director made an unorthodox but highly effective double act, and while that age-old US portrayal of the British as wealthy, castle-dwelling, empty souls usually grates, for the purposes of this film it was perfect.
As good as Manhatten Murder Mystery, the only Woody Allen film I've ever whole-heartedly enjoyed, this film has more humour and a better sense of fun than any comedy I've watched in a long time.