Woody Allen is back with his latest film, and good Lord, it does not look good. Wonder Wheel stars Juno Temple as a young girl in the 1950s on the run from her gangster husband, running back to her parents (Jim Belushi and Kate Winslet) on Coney Island, a story told to us by a life guard played by Justin Timberlake because…Why not?
Woody Allen doesn’t have the pull he used to have; while Midnight in Paris was a huge success, films like Magic in the Moonlight and Irrational Man have not done well at all. Granted, Cafe Society was something special, but this just doesn’t look all that good. Good actors – and we get a little peak at The Sopranos star Steve Schirippa, which is always nice – but it looks like the same spiel we’re used to from Allen.
Wonder Wheel doesn’t have a UK release date yet, but has a limited run in the US this December.