Woody Allen gets existential again in ‘Irrational Man’ (Our grade: C+)

Left to right: Emma Stone as Jill and Joaquin Phoenix as Abe in "Irrational Man," scheduled to open in Austin on Aug. 7.

Left to right: Emma Stone as Jill and Joaquin Phoenix as Abe in “Irrational Man,” scheduled to open in Austin on Aug. 7.

It’s impossible to watch Woody Allen’s “Irrational Man” without thinking of his longstanding philosophical stance: that existence is utterly random and meaningless.

Allen often leavens such grim thoughts with humor, except when he’s exploring tragedy, as he did in “Crimes and Misdemeanors” and “Matchpoint.” But “Irrational Man” is neither a comedy nor a tragedy. It’s something in between.

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