Mean, Self-Righteous, Ignorant, and Politically Correct
Release Date: June 19, 2009
Starring: Larry David, Evan Rachel Wood,
Patricia Clarkson, Ed Begley,
Jr., Conleth Hill, Michael
McKean, Olek Krupa, and Henry
Runtime: 92 minutes
Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics
Director: Woody Allen
Executive Producer: Vincent Maraval and Brahim
Producer: Letty Aronson and Stephen
Writer: Woody Allen
Address Comments To:Michael Barker, Tom Bernard and Marcia Bloom
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Allen has always shown himself to be a typical myopic, muddle-headed New York liberal. This movie cements his reputation as a liberal, lamebrain loon.
The movie opens outside as a group of fiftysomething friends seated around a restaurant table discuss the state of the world. The camera immediately focuses on the misanthropic, fatalistic statements of Boris Yellnikoff, a retired physicist. His friends encourage Boris to tell them his story. Boris starts talking to the movie audience and does just that.
One day Boris, a widower, takes pity on a homeless young white woman, Melody, who has come to New York City to be an actress. Melody takes every sarcastic comment by Boris literally. Soon, she becomes a devotee of his anti-religious and even anti-Christian misanthropic, gloomy rants, even though her mother is a devout Christian. Eventually, Melody falls in love with Boris, and he agrees to marry her, even though he is very skeptical about romantic relationships.
[Spoilers follow] Things seem to be going very well, however, until Melody’s straitlaced Christian mother, Marietta, shows up. Marietta has left her husband, who cheated on her with her best friend. Marietta disapproves of Boris in more ways than just his atheist philosophy. Soon, however, she too is leaving Christianity behind and shacking up with two of his friends.
Eventually, Marietta successfully breaks up her daughter’s marriage to Boris. Boris, however, unexpectedly finds someone new. Meanwhile, Melody’s father shows up and discovers that he’s really homosexual.
The movie ends with all the couples and Marietta’s ménage a trois celebrating their “liberated” sexual lifestyles while Boris muses on the vagaries of chance. He decides that there are no rules to love or life. “Whatever works” is his motto.
WHATEVER WORKS is full of overt, self-righteous attacks on religion, Christianity, traditional morality, and conservatives. It is an abhorrent, irrational, mindless, indulgent comedy, one of the worst movies made by a lamebrain liberal loon. Just because the loon’s name is Woody Allen doesn’t ensure any intelligence. In fact, the protagonist erroneously states that Judaism and Christianity teach that people are inherently good. This is one of the most ignorant, mistaken statements ever uttered by a liberal. Contrary to this statement, it is liberals and leftists who usually believe that people are inherently good. That’s why they trust government and socialist policies more than conservatives. Maybe next time Mr. Allen should do some real, actual research on religion, Christianity and the Bible before he puts such ignorant, misleading statements in the mouths of one of his characters. Don’t expect any intelligence or truthfulness from a liberal such as this, however, especially if they happen to be called Woody Allen.
WHATEVER WORKS not only is Woody Allen’s most politically correct movie, it’s also his most anti-Christian. Allen has always shown himself to be a typical myopic, muddle-headed New York liberal. This movie cements his reputation as a liberal, lamebrain loon. The movie is also incredibly self-righteous. It gives off an air of smug, superior pseudo-intellectual wit. In reality, however, it’s Woody Allen trying to be Michael Moore, another leftist loon. WHATEVER WORKS probably will make less money than any of his other movies, if liberals don’t embrace it.