Day 189: Cassandra’s Dream

51ODobl2lfLCassandra’s Dream, the 38th movie Woody Allen directed, boasts a truly stellar cast that includes Colin Farrell, Ewan McGregor, Tom Wilkinson, and Sally Hawkins.

Mom to her sons at the dinner table: And let that be a lesson to you. In the end, all you have in this life that you can count on is family. And don’t you forget it.

And that’s what the movie is about: family.

Oh, and murder.

According to the copy on the back of the DVD case,

Ewan McGregor and Colin Farrell star as working class brothers whose dreams of better lives lead to desperation, greed and deadly betrayal. When gambling debt and an expensive courtship place them in a financial bind, a rich uncle (Tom Wilkinson) offers them an out, in exchange for committing murder.

Yeah. That’s not your typical Woody Allen movie.

By the way, “Cassandra’s Dream” was the name of a horse that pays off that allows one brother (Farrell) to help the other brother (McGregor) buy a used sailboat he has his eye on.

Sally Hawkins, who sometimes plays dowdy mom-type characters in other movies, is a blonde hottie in this one.

Unfortunately, Cassandra’s Dream is a so-so movie that never really becomes a great movie.