You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010)

 ●  English ● 1 hr 38 mins

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Follows a pair of married couples, Alfie (Hopkins) and Helena (Jones), and their daughter Sally (Watts) and husband Roy (Brolin), as their passions, ambitions, and anxieties lead them into trouble and out of their minds. After Alfie leaves Helena to pursue his lost youth and a free-spirited call girl named Charmaine (Punch), Helena abandons rationality and surrenders her life to the loopy advice of a charlatan fortune teller. Unhappy in her marriage, Sally develops a crush on her handsome art gallery owner boss, Greg (Banderas), while Roy, a novelist nervously awaiting the response to his latest manuscript, becomes moonstruck over Dia (Pinto), a mystery woman who catches his gaze through a nearby window.
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Did you know? Nicole Kidman was cast in the lead role but dropped out. Lucy Punch would later accept the role. Read More
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as Alfie
as Cristal
as Malcolm Dodds
as Iris
as Dia's Parent
as Enid Wicklow
as Poker Friend
as Henry Strangler
as Dia
as Peter Wicklow
as Roy
as Charmaine
as Dia's Parent
as Jewelry Shop Salesman
as Ray






Screenplay Writer

Camera and Electrical

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Stunt Coordinator
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Dolby Digital
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
1.85:1 (Flat)
It is raining hard when Ray takes Ria to lunch, but dry as they approach the apartment building.

Crew/Equipment Visible
When Alfie and Helena are arguing about his new fitness regime, they enter house and Alfie sits down. The female fitness trainer has followed them. She can be seen in the mirror above the fireplace. Her legs, and the legs of a male crew member, can also be seen reflected in the glass front of the fireplace.
First feature film directed by Woody Allen that is not produced by Charles H. Joffe. Joffe, who had worked with Allen for nearly 40 years, died in July 2008.

In some territories such as Australia, this Woody Allen film was theatrically released after both Midnight in Paris (2011) and To Rome with Love (2012) which were both made after You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010).

The line that Roy uses to court Sally ("So much depends on a red wheelbarrow glazed with rainwater beside the white chickens") is actually a poem by William Carlos Williams. It's unclear whether Sally's character knew that or whether Roy stole it for himself (setting up a bit of foreshadowing).

Before Lucy Punch replaced Nicole Kidman, Carice van Houten was considered to replace her.

Nicole Kidman was cast in the lead role but dropped out. Lucy Punch would later accept the role.