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To think Colin Firth and Emma Stone in Woody Allen's new movie at 28 years age difference is a little creepy?

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mrsjavierbardem Tue 17-Jun-14 23:35:18

I mean I know it's fine and legal, Colin Firth is lovely etc.
But why is it always these minty old buggers and these women who are young enough to be their daughters?
I mean, isn't anyone involved a little embarrassed by this kind of casting?

NinetyNinePercentTroll Tue 17-Jun-14 23:36:58

Christ, it's Woody Allen, fgs. The King of Creepy Old Fuckers

NoArmaniNoPunani Tue 17-Jun-14 23:39:09

It's a Woody Allen film, what do you expect?

onedev Tue 17-Jun-14 23:39:14

Ninetynine said it perfectly unfortunately.

mrsjavierbardem Tue 17-Jun-14 23:42:28

yes, good point well made!

I guess, if I'm honest, I'm a leetle bit disappointed with our Colin. He's also made Womance with Emily Blunt ffs, she's only in her 20s…. I guess if you can get away with it you do it as long as you can as an actor, make hay Colin, make hay.

PhaedraIsMyName Tue 17-Jun-14 23:52:46

Emily Blunt was born in 1983 if that makes you feel better.

TillyTellTale Tue 17-Jun-14 23:59:03

I came on this thread to say I'd be surprised if Woody Allen made a casting decision for a pairing that wasn't a mature male lead and a much younger female lead!

I see the point has been made, but hey! blush

GatoradeMeBitch Wed 18-Jun-14 00:00:49

That didn't make their sex scenes look any less icky Phaedra!

rootypig Wed 18-Jun-14 00:02:39

Are you being unreasonable to think that Woody Allen is a lot little bit creepy?

why no, you're not.

I'm disappointed in anyone who signs up to a Woody Allen picture tbh. sadface for Emma sad

PhaedraIsMyName Wed 18-Jun-14 00:06:03

I'm disappointed in anyone who signs up to a Woody Allen picture tbh. sadface for Emma

Me too. And bizarrely there still seems to be a cachet in doing so; like doing a Shakespeare play or big name Hollywood actors playing in a 700 seater theatre in London.

PhaedraIsMyName Wed 18-Jun-14 00:07:16

"a cachet " ? Sorry that should just be some cachet.

rootypig Wed 18-Jun-14 00:08:49

I really don't get it. And there's been a resurgence. He's out of Scarlett Johansson and Jonathan Rhys Meyers territory, and now he gets Cate Blanchett and Emma Stone, who seems such a promising feminist voice in other respects. I blame Penelope, though I still love her. She alone made a WA film watchable!

TillyTellTale Wed 18-Jun-14 00:10:54

Hang on. Point of order. According to wikipedia, Arthur Newman was released in 2012, two months after Emily Blunt's 28th birthday, and Colin Firth was 51 when it was released, as he has an autumn birthday.

<desperately hopes she hasn't fucked up with the maths>

Pumpkinpositive Wed 18-Jun-14 00:17:07

I think Emma Stone looks somewhat older than 24, although obviously nowhere near Firth's age.

Film looks crap. Iwanna see it now.

TillyTellTale Wed 18-Jun-14 00:18:09

So, that's 23 years' age difference.

All together now, dames and guys.

She's young enough to be his daughter!

ElephantsAndMiasmas Wed 18-Jun-14 00:25:30

I have decided that I'll never watch another WA film again. It's loathsome the way he trots out some of the best actors in the world, and none of them seem to mind a bit that his own daughter has said he abused her. How callous.

PhaedraIsMyName Wed 18-Jun-14 00:29:52

Elephants can't remember what the last Woody Allen film I saw was but I agree. He's been on my blacklist for years now.

BitterAndOnlySlightlyTwisted Wed 18-Jun-14 00:37:41

Woody Allen is the archetype of minty old buggers. He had a sexual relationship with one adopted daughter, and was accused of having abused another. Still, they weren't actual blood-relatives so it wasn't actual incest so that probably makes it OK in his eyes. If that isn't bloody creepy I dunno what is. I'm surprised any actors who care about their reputations agree to work with him. I wouldn't in a million years.

RabidFairy Wed 18-Jun-14 00:42:08

I''m with rootypig, anyone who makes a film with Woody Allen (or Roman Polanski for that matter) goes way down in my estimations.

Ericaequites Wed 18-Jun-14 01:29:32

Woody Allen movies are always creepy and neurotic.

somedizzywhore1804 Wed 18-Jun-14 02:18:28

I'm only three years older than Emma Stone and I'd gladly take on Colin (dribbles.... Misses point of thread grin)

mynewpassion Wed 18-Jun-14 03:53:27

Woodly Allen is creepy. He cheated on his wife, Mia Farrow, with his stepdaughter. Gross! And she was still young when it started if I recall correctly.

Having said that, a few of Woody Allen female leads have received Oscars. Cate Blanchette, Mira Sorvino, and Penelope Cruz from memory. I am sure there are more who have been won or at least been nominated. So, I think actresses, who want an Oscar, would want to star in his movies.

KoalaDownUnder Wed 18-Jun-14 04:27:34

Woody Allen really repulses me. Whiny old creep.

And I find his movies unwatchable, for the most part.


halfdrunktea Wed 18-Jun-14 08:03:40

Why can't they have middle aged man getting together with a woman the same age for once?
If the roles were reversed everyone would just say "Mrs Robinson."

claraschu Wed 18-Jun-14 08:15:00

She was not his stepdaughter.

Am I the only person who thinks that we should see work and art as separate from the weirdness of the people who created it?

If you look at the personal lives of many highly creative people, you will find a lot to criticise, from Ancient Greek philosophers to current pop stars and lots of artists, writers, composers, etd in between.

You may hate Woody Allen's films, but that is a separate issue. He has made some great films, I think, in addition to some lousy ones and some creepy ones.

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