You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010)
"By A. O. SCOTTPublished: September 21, 2010
“You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger” begins with an unseen narrator — Zak Orth, sounding a lot like Woody Allen — paraphrasingShakespeare. You may remember the quotation from high school English, about how life is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. The observation is attributed to the playwright himself (“Shakespeare once said”), rather than toMacbeth, whose grim experience led him to such nihilism, but never mind. In context, it amounts to a perfectly superfluous statement of the obvious. This movie, after all, is a tale told by Mr. Allen, who is very far from an idiot and who has become the American cinema’s great champion of cosmic insignificance."