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Another year, another Woody Allen film. But not since 2007’s ‘Cassandra’s Dream’ has Allen played it almost entirely deadly straight with a tragic male character at the heart of his drama. ‘Irrational Man’ harks further back to the likes of ‘Crimes and Misdemeanors’ and gives us Abe (Joaquin Phoenix), a philosophy lecturer who arrives to teach at a small East Coast college preceded by his reputation for eccentricity and womanising. It turns out he’s drunk, depressed and impotent.
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