I thought that I had known what this was about going in. I thought that it was going to be a quirky romantic comedy, much like many of Allen's others, proving to be an acting showcase for Joaquin Phoenix and Emma Stone. It was actually a mixture of that, a dark comedy, and a mystery film.
I thought that this movie was extremely underexposed and underrated. Joaquin Phoenix did an amazing job of making a seemingly unrelatable character into one that the audience can feel sympathy for. Emma Stone also accents Phoenix's character very well. The writing is witty and even often funny. The movie also delves deep into the philosophical mind of Phoenix's and Stone's characters through voiceovers which provide some of the most interesting moments in the film. With the movie at just over an hour and a half, the movie goes along at a quick pace, but almost too quick. I almost wished that the movie would slow down a bit and expand on its dialogue.
Big Tuna's Rating: B+
How Did I Watch It?: Redbox rental.
Had I Seen It Before?: No.
Would I Watch It Again?: Probably.