• Uhhnnnng… I’m wary of Allen writing teen characters, unless those teens are living in the 1940s or something. I love the guy, but his writing is out-of-touch with the contemporary adult world, and I shudder to think what that will look like when he’s going for the world of Generation Z.

    • Deliox

      Is realism the only virtue? I don’t see how dialogue needs to resemble how people actually talk, and much prefer whatever Woody writes.

      • It’s not the only virtue, and there are plenty of unrealistic things about Allen films that I love. I’m just worried that his engaging with teen culture might be an occasion for flat satire, lame jokes, or uncanny attempts at realism, as has occasionally resulted from his depictions of contemporary adulthood.