Irrational Man

Irrational Man

DVD - 2016
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Philosophy professor Abe Lucas is at rock bottom emotionally, unable to find any meaning or joy in life. He feels that everything he's tried to do from political activism to teaching hasn't made any difference. Abe gets involved with two women: Rita Richards, a lonely professor who is unhappy in her marriage; and Jill Pollard, his best student, who becomes his closest friend. Pure chance changes everything when Abe and Jill overhear a stranger's conversation and become drawn in.
Publisher: Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2016]
Edition: Widescreen edition
Branch Call Number: DVD IRRAT
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,region 1
digital,optical,5.1 Dolby Digital
1 videodisc (95 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in


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Nov 10, 2017

Just another Woody Allen waste of time. The man has made some good movies, but this isn't one of them.

Nice music, nice scenery, even a couple of lesser characters are interesting, but the plot and dialog are just the same philosophical mental masturbatory BS that seems to consume Allen.

I tried skipping ahead from some of the dreary scenes but in the end, it was hopeless.

Recommended only for those who can see no faults in Allen's movies.

Aug 02, 2017

I liked this DVD. It has a sad ending. The script is strong. It is well acted. It is not good for all ages. Sexual scenes are not subtle enough for a younger audience. There is some violence.

May 06, 2017

This was just a plain ol' movie that was fun and easy to watch with a bit of a twist. Nothing great but certainly creative. The acting was good and the storyline a little silly but OK.

May 02, 2017

Not very good movie, Kind of boring!!

Apr 20, 2017

Typical light-weight Woody Allen fare. Despite good acting (for the most part) it comes across as shallow and mediocre. Hope they didn't spend much making it.

Feb 16, 2017

Pretty mediocre affair all around from Woody Allen- the plot is incredible lame, and the characters are cardboard thin. Waste of time even for hardcore Woody-ites.

Nov 25, 2016

Enjoyed the existential-philosophical flavour with Phoenix playing a compelling character. It was a wild ride of a movie, and Emma Stone was also good in it. Found the closing sequence pretty lame though in some odd Shakespearean attempt, which to me was pretty much the only glitch in a really good movie

Sep 30, 2016

71 copies?!

Sep 14, 2016

Ended up ffwd'ing through this just to get through the story. Woody's style of telling twisted drama stories like a Sunday stroll in the park.

Boring, ridiculous unbelievable plot involving pretentious, immature, and shallow characters, I generally like Woody Allen movies and appreciate philosophy. However, the movie made me laugh in unexpected places during the many moments I just couldn't care or believe any of the cliche dialogue or actions were even remotely possible. This film felt false and out of touch. Joaquin Phoenix physically captured a depressed delusional rude alcoholic with his bloated stomach. Emma Stone played perky Emma Stone (yawn). I felt like I was watching an acting class in session, but the "before" version - before the acting teacher corrected everything. Dialogue trite and annoying, but maybe that's because I found the characters trite and annoying. This Woody Allen film a failure, especially the ending. Waste of my time. Much better Woody Allen movies are "Match Point" and "Midnight in Paris". It's hard to give this movie even "1/2 star".

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