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]
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,region 1
digital,optical,5.1 Dolby Digital
1 videodisc (approximately 95 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in


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Aug 05, 2018

I love Woody, and I continue to believe in him and support his work in spite of the constant stream of lies voiced against his character by the horrid Dylan Farrow. Be that as it may, Irrational Man is Woody's all-time worst film, worse even than Tall Dark Stranger and Jade Scorpion. There is literally NOTHING going on here at all. Phoenix is terrible in the lead.

Jul 13, 2018

An artificial movie, for sure, but the people who negatively commented on it (bad script, no plot, boring, etc.), really didn't see its main point. Allen intended to explore an antithesis to Dostoyevsky's "Crime and Punishment" and its main idea by creating the antithetical main character. I think he did it quite successfully.

Jan 23, 2018

Terribly boring, could not watch this.

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

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