Whatever Works


Larry David grapples with the meaning of life...

Whatever Works review

Sporadically biting but ultimately hollow, this minor Woody Allen effort sees Larry David as a Manhattan misanthrope grappling with the meaning of the life, and a Mississippi waif (Evan Rachel Wood) who turns up on his doorstep.

Minor complications ensue when her parents (Ed Begley Jr. and Patricia Clarkson) come looking for her, though not enough to stop David delivering an extended soliloquy about life’s myriad disappointments.

“This is not the feel-good movie of the year,” he declares. Don’t say you weren’t warned.

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