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You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger

Antonio Banderas, Josh Brolin, Anthony Hopkins, Gemma Jones, Freida Pinto, Naomi Watts, Pauline Collins, Rupert Frazer, Kelly Harrison, Eleanor Gecks, Lucy Punch
Woody Allen
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Divorcee Helena tells psychic Cristal, "I must say I've become addicted to those massages."
"These fancy psychiatrists I've been seeing..."
"They sit there all stoney-faced when you need help. These horrible, horrible medications, they make me feel even more fidgety."
Referring to business man Alfie: "When my husband walked out on me, I tried ending my life."
"I refused to allow him to delude himself." (0:02)

Narrator, referring to Helena: "She had a nervous breakdown and popped 40 sleeping pills." (0:05)

Her art dealer friend Jane tells Helena's daughter Sally, "That way lies total madness." (0:11)

Writer Roy tells his wife Sally, referring to Helena, "She needs medicine, not illusions."
Sally: "No, not if the illusions work better than the medicine." (0:14)

Sally tells (0:17)

Helena tells Sally, referring to her inability to conceive, "Well, I couldn't after your brother died. I mean the doctor said it was psychological..." (0:25)

Her artist friend Iris tells Sally, "Yeah, well, I'm clean now. I haven't had a drink or taken drugs in, like, two years." (0:39)

Narrator: "Roy grew more anxious."
Music student Dia tells Roy, "I'm all set to get married... and sometimes I have these moments when I feel intense panic..." (0:44)

Iris tells Sally, referring to art dealer Greg's marriage, "I don't know if it's a reaction, you know, after spending six years with a wife that's bipolar..." (0:52)

Alfie tells Helena, "I saw my life slipping away, and I panicked." (1:20)

Sally tells Helena, "I need that loan, you lunatic!" (1:32)
Narrator: "Sometimes the illusions work better than the medicine." (1:34)