Irrational Man is a 2015 American mystery drama film written and directed by Woody Allen, and starring Joaquin Phoenix, Emma Stone, Parker Posey and Jamie Blackley.
The film was released on July 17, 2015 by Sony Pictures Classics in a limited release, later expanding wider. The film was Jack Rollins' final production before his death in June 2015, having produced Allen's films since the 1970s.
At the small-town New England college campus of Braylin, philosophy professor Abe Lucas (Joaquin Phoenix) finds himself in an existential crisis, but he eventually discovers a new purpose in life when he enters into a relationship with Jill Pollard (Emma Stone), one of his students. Jill's boyfriend Roy (Jamie Blackley) gets fed up with Jill's talking about Abe all the time, and reluctantly breaks off his relationship with her.