Whatever Works


Whatever Works
He's an unpleasant elderly gentleman with few friends. One day, circumstances persuade him to take in a young woman until she finds a place to stay, and her sojourn becomes permanent, eventually leading to their marriage. Her mother throws her hands up in horror and tries to fix her up with another young man, while her dad does not approve, but comes to understand the elderly gentleman's position over time.

91 minutes.
Mature Accompaniment under 13 (Language).
Comedy, Romance, On the art circuit

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Credits

Cast
Larry David, Evan Rachel Wood, Patricia Clarkson, Ed Begley
Director
Woody Allen
ScreenplayWoody Allen
CinematographyHarris Savides
EditingAlisa Lepselter
Sound formatsDolby Digital
Made in2009
Produced bySony Pictures Classics, Wild Bunch, Gravier Productions, Perdido Productions

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreComedy
LanguageModerate and infrequent
NuditySome, photographic
SexInnuendo and inferences
ViolenceNone
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemySome
Drug abuseAlcohol in social context
CommentsNone
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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith quote iconAllen curbs your enthusiasm
10
Cape Times
Kenneth Turan quote icon'Whatever' works for fans
5
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert
15
eye Weekly
Adam Nayman quote iconNot only is Whatever Works worse than Anything Else, the previous low-water mark in the increasingly swampy filmography of Woody Allen, it may actually be worse than anything else, period.
1
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers quote iconWhatever Works feels like something out of time and, worse, out of step.
13
ScreenIt
C. Fuchs quote iconFitfully amusing, but uneven and without enough deep humor to pave over the misanthropy, elitism, religion bashing and the fairly creepy and clearly never once believable May-December romance pairing, the film tries to operate via its titular philosophy, but it's unlikely Whatever Works will work for everyone.
8
Metacritic.com
30 critics
9
Rottentomatoes critics
120 critics
11
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconBased upon a script written in the 1970s, Woody Allen's Whatever Works suffers from a lack of fresh ideas.
10

What the People say

Internet
4846 Netizens quote iconBleakly funny
15

Average .. 49%

10

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