Friday, June 19, 2009

In Theaters: Whatever Works 

In many ways, Larry David is an ideal Woody Allen protagonist. He’s articulate in his rants, often funny, occasionally hilarious. What he lacks in Allen’s nebbishness he makes up for in pure aggression: there’s a hostility to David’s demeanor that’s more a challenge than a passive observation. It’s not that, as with most Allen performances, life is stupid, vain, and silly; with David it’s that you’re stupid, vain, and silly for carrying on with life.



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