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Tracey Ullman is Sensational as Cookie Queen
on 28 June 2017
Ray and his friends plan a bank heist and his wife Frenchy runs a cookie shop as cover business in the premises from where the tunnel to the bank vault will be dug. The bank heist doesn't go according to plan, which is probably not surprising given that you have Woody Allen playing Ray. Frenchy's cookie shop, on the other hand, is taking off like a rocket making her a millionairess over night. Feeling inadequate among the high snobiety of New York she is suddenly a member of, she hires lounge lizard com art dealer David as teacher. David is played by Hugh Grant.
How much you enjoy this amusing little number probably depends on how much you like the actors. Woody Allen is - well, Woody Allen. Personally, I prefer him behind the camera. But those who enjoy seeing him on the screen should enjoy this well enough. Tracey Ullman is sensational, she own the film and acts Woody Allen right off the screen. Hugh Grant is also great fun as the gold digging David. Chances are even those who don't usually go in for his films, will like him in this, even if it's just for the pleasure of seeing him play a thoroughly unlikable character.
Maybe not one of Woody Allen's best, but it'll keep you nicely entertained on a rainy afternoon.