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At Theaters: 7/3/2009 On Video: 10/27/2009
Rated: PG-13 Length: 1 hr. 32 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 539956
Studio: Sony Pictures Classics
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After the failure of his career, his marriage, and his suicide attempt, world-class grouch Boris Yellnikoff, spends his days insulting the small children unfortunate enough to study chess with him and irritating his still-loyal friends with his never-ending tirades about the worthlessness of absolutely everything. 
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Comedy - This is a light, talky comedy for adult moviegoers, particularly older ones, like most of Woody Allen's work. Some adult situations and suggestive humor make the film inappropriate for children, who wouldn't be interested anyhow.
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Larry David CURB
Evan Rachel Wood THE WRESTLER, ACROSS THE UNIVERSE
Patricia Clarkson VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA, LARS AND THE REAL GIRL
Director: Woody Allen VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA, SCOOP, MATCH POINT
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PROFANITY: 6 GD's, a few others.
SEX/NUDITY: 2 men and a woman are shown in bed.
VIOLENCE: None.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Frequent alcohol.
ACTION: None.
COMEDY: Wisecracks and banter; sex humor; gay humor.
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A former Columbia Professor and self-proclaimed genius who came close to winning a Nobel Prize for Quantum Mechanics, Boris fancies himself the only one who fully comprehends the meaningless of all human aspirations, and the pitch-black chaos of the universe. As he readily admits, Boris (Larry David) is not a "feel-good person." Boris once had a picture-perfect life. A world-renowned physicist teaching String Theory at Columbia, he was married to Jessica (Carolyn McCormick), a brilliant and beautiful, rich woman, and lived in an opulent uptown apartment. But Boris's good fortune didn't alleviate his perpetual feelings of despair, and one night, in the midst of an argument with Jessica, he leapt out the window. To his great disappointment, he landed on a canopy and survived. 

Afterwards, he divorced Jessica and moved downtown.

One night, Boris is about to enter his apartment when he is approached by a young runaway, Melody St. Ann Celestine (Evan Rachel Wood), who begs to be let into his apartment. Seeing that she is hungry and cold, he reluctantly agrees. Melody turns out to be dewy-eyed innocent from Mississippi, who takes every sarcastic comment Boris makes completely literally.

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