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Whatever Works is a american film of genre Comedy directed by Woody Allen released in USA on 19 june 2009 with Evan Rachel Wood

Whatever Works (2009)

Whatever Works
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Released in USA 19 june 2009
Length 1h30
Directed by
OriginUSA
Genres Comedy,    Romance
Rating70% 3.5498753.5498753.5498753.5498753.549875

Whatever Works is a 2009 American comedy film directed and written by Woody Allen, starring Larry David, Evan Rachel Wood, Patricia Clarkson, Ed Begley, Jr., Michael McKean, and Henry Cavill.

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Boris Yelnikoff (Larry David) is a misanthropic chess teacher and former Columbia professor. Divorced, he eschews human contact except for his friends (Michael McKean, Adam Brooks, Lyle Kanouse) and students, criticizing everyone he meets for not matching him intellectually. He spends much of the film washing his hands, all the while singing the "Happy Birthday" song -- an attempt to gauge the proper length of time for the process.

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