If you can get past the inherent dread that comes along with yet another Woody Allen movie about a love affair between an older man and a younger woman, then “Irrational Man” – by my count, Allen’s 245th feature film – is a pretty entertaining entry in the genre.
Well, yes, it probably would, but the woman would also be seen as more of an inspiration and less a predator.
From salt-and-pepper George Clooneys to silver-fox Harrison Fords, young women are swooning over smooth older men more than ever. But the thing about age differences in relationships is men may get the young, pretty women, but they bear the brunt of the gossip and damage to reputations. These days the idea of young women dating older – often significantly older - men barely raises an eyebrow.


That Abe’s view of himself and the universe was correct all along.“Irrational Man” opens this week in New York and Los Angeles, with wider national release to follow. His book on Heidegger and fascism, a topic suggesting the thorough corruption of 20th-century philosophy, will never be finished.
Nothing about this turn of events is even remotely plausible, and damn near all the plot devices and moral conflicts of “Irrational Man” are recycled from earlier Allen films, mostly the “serious” ones like “Crimes and Misdemeanors,” “Husbands and Wives” and “Cassandra’s Dream.” As a general rule, though, I prefer Allen in this mock-Dostoevsky zone of undisguised misanthropy than in his supposedly lighthearted comedies, which feel increasingly awkward and deranged. Everyone on campus understands from the beginning that Abe is likely to sleep with a student and screw things up, and furthermore it’s pretty clear that Jill, the ambitious undergraduate played by Stone, is likely to be that student.But Abe’s trajectory, and the story of “Irrational Man,” is nowhere near that straightforward. Allen’s writing is always better when he’s at his most malicious and manipulative, and this deeply dark-hearted little film (with its deceptively sunny and picturesque locations) is a case in point.


Allen keeps us waiting quite a while for the consummation we know is coming: Despite his long career as a womanizer, Abe has no intention of tumbling into bed with Jill, or even with Rita (Parker Posey), the more age-appropriate chemistry professor who keeps flinging herself in his path. Let’s give Allen full credit, by the way, for casting Posey as this wounded, sexy and emotionally rich middle-aged woman, a character enormously more interesting than Jill.



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