Month: August 2014

Scoop (2006)

Scoop (2006)
USA, UK – Comedy, Mystery – 96 min

First of all, I must admit I am not exactly a huge fan of Woody Allen’s works. I always thought there were just too many, too long dialogues that ruined the whole idea of a movie.

However, this time it is different. The movie is I&E – intriguing and entertaining. Of course, the wordy talks has been included, but they do not strike so intensively. As a matter of fact, they go along with the story and the character played by the director himself.

What’s the plot then?
Allen’s muse – Scarlett Johansson – plays a young journalism student who happens to meet a ghost of a journalist during a magician’s act. The ghost tells her that the infamous Tarot Card Killer’s identity is a famous millionaire’s son. And so the investigation begins.
But can this gorgeous, sweet, kind, intelligent man be such a criminal? And what’s with that ghost anyway?

Are you intrigued yet?

The story gets you totally soaked up in, also the fine piece of acting and (alright, Woody, you won) directing. The film’s funny, not too funny, but maybe that’s best as I heard of a man who died due to laughing too much…

All in all, have a great time watching it!

My rate: 7/10