Cassandra's Dream (2008)

  • Web Code: M2163565
  • Release Date: 04-14-2009
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PG-13 (MPAA)

Rated  PG-13 (MPAA) for thematic elements, some sexual material and brief violence

Overview

Woody Allen wrote and directed this London-set feature, a modern noir with black comic trimmings. Colin Farrell and Ewan McGregor play working class brothers who dream of better things than their respective mechanic and restaurant jobs. Hard-drinking Terry (Farrell) has a weakness for gambling, while brother Ian (McGregor) hankers for the finer things when he starts dating a very ambitious actress (Hayley Atwell). Fate deals a hand when their rich American uncle (Tom Wilkinson) slinks into London with a murderous proposition.

Named for the boat the lads buy during a rare flush moment--a symbol of the morally compromising power of money and the inevitability, perhaps, of fate--CASSANDRA'S DREAM is another of Allen's loving looks at moneyed urbanites and their penchant for living out Greek tragedy, a la MATCH POINT and CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS. This time around, it's a bit darker, but with Farrell and McGregor in the leads, there's plenty of star power. The lads are clearly having a ball acting under Allen's direction, and they're allowed to develop a charming, rapid-fire fraternal rapport that carries the film--along with Wilkinson's old-school gravitas and Atwell's luminous charisma. Phillip Glass composed the score.
Theatrical Release Date 2008
Format DVD
Number of Discs 1

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PG-13 (MPAA)

Rated  PG-13 (MPAA) for thematic elements, some sexual material and brief violence

  • Release Info
  • Collector Edition
    N
  • Director Cut
    N
  • Number Of Discs
    1
  • Genre
    Dramas
  • Distributor
    Paradox Entertainment
  • Area
    USA
  • Video
  • Runtime (minutes)
    108
  • Picture
    Color
  • Release Note
  • Notes:
    DVD Features:

    Region [unknown]
    Keep Case
    Audio:
    (unspecified) English
  • Release Date
    04/14/09
  • Theatrical Release
    2008
  • Rating
    PG-13 (MPAA)
  • Rating Reason
    for thematic elements, some sexual material and brief violence
  • Format
    DVD
  • Unedited Version
    N
  • Warranty Parts
    60 Day(s)

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Editorial Reviews

New York Times 01-18-2008 "A well-matched Ewan McGregor and Colin Farrell play Ian and Terry, brothers in blood and deed....[Allen] has scarcely run out of ideas..."
Entertainment Weekly 01-25-2008 "This tale of two brothers wrenched apart when they act badly is really a testament to its stars, who in this film act very well, and with visible joy." -- Grade: B
Box Office 01-01-2008 "CASSANDRA'S DREAM is pleasing to the eye, courtesy of cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond..."

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