1. Whatever Works:

    Director: Woody Allen
    Actors: Larry David, Ed Begley. Jr, Evan Rachel Wood, Patricia Clarkson, Conleth Hill, Michael Mckean.
    Release Date: 2009
    IMDB Rating: 7.2 
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    Plot: Boris (Larry David, Writer of Seinfeld and star of Curb Your Enthusiasm) lives in Manhattan and is fed up with life ending up in an attempt at suicide. He then meets a young southern girl called Melody (Evan Rachel Wood, The Wrestler and Across The Universe) who becomes a new influence in his life.

    Review: The film is well written and is very dialogue driven.  Woody Allen uses the technique where the main character talks to camera as if he leaves the action within the screen and is having a one on one with the audience. Woody Allen has used this style in Annie Hall and similar styles in other films. Larry David as the main character was at first something I was not looking forward to as I had not enjoyed his humour before. I don’t know if it is because Allen has written it but I enjoyed Larry Davids performance and really felt for his character throughout the film. He is a very similar character to that which Woody Allen writes for his own parts in his films. A man who is awkward, rude, intelligent and just terrible with women. As the film progresses more characters come in and the story becomes much more fast pace and interesting. I was glued the entire time and recommend it.