Watch: Irrational Man 2015 123movies, Full Movie Online – A new philosophy professor arrives on a small town campus near Newport, Rhode Island. His name, Abe Lucas. His reputation : bad. Abe is said to be a womanizer and an alcoholic. But what people do not know is that he is a disillusioned idealist. Since he has become aware of his inability to change the world, he has indeed been living in a state of deep nihilism and arrogant desperation. In class, he only goes through the motions and outside he drinks too much. But as far as sex is concerned, he is just a shadow of himself now: depression is not synonymous with Viagra! For all that, he can’t help being attracted to one of his students, pretty and bright Jill Pollard. He enters into a relationship with her which remains platonic, even if Jill would not say no to more. The situation remains unchanged for a while until, one day, in a diner, Abe and Jill surprise a conversation that will change the course of their lives dramatically….
Plot: On a small town college campus, a philosophy professor in existential crisis gives his life new purpose when he enters into a relationship with his student.
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Nothing Irrational About Woody
Joaquin Phoenix is still one of the best an most interesting actors working today, and Emma Stone, who is just getting better and better is one of the most enjoyable actresses to watch just now. In Irrational Man, Phoenix plays a college professor who is new to the campus where Stone’s character studies, although his reputation proceeds him, as students and lecturers alike are abuzz with excitement over his arrival. Men can’t figure him out and women cling to him despite his paunch and nonchalance, never mind his unconventional teaching methods in philosophy. What ensues is a friendship between Phoenix and Stone that grows over her affection for him, and by way of a conversation heard in a diner that puts a local judge in poor light because he’s in a position to strip a seemingly good mother of the rights to see her children. This puts the movie in familiar territory for anyone who has seen Rope, but also Allen’s own Match Point, Love and Death and Crimes and Misdemeanors, where the morality and immorality of murder is discussed. Which puts Phoenix in an interesting position as a philosophy professor with some very frank and matter-of-fact ideas about life and living. And he plays this well, without channeling his director in the way other actors have in the past, but creating a character who is smart, troubled and very inviting. There’s a world weariness and a nervous energy in Phoenix that’s countered by Stone’s wide-eyed optimism and inherently decent qualities, which are traits that she encompasses so very well as an actress. She’s easy to get on side with just as Phoenix is always able to invite viewers into the mind of the characters he plays. But it’s Allen’s script that underwhelms, if not his framing and staging of conversational scenes. Questions and ideas are posed without enough attached to them, although the stakes may be high, the narrative is familiar and one could expect Jessica Fletcher or Columbo to be involved in such a story. Whilst the frequent use of the Ramsey Lewis Trio’s The In Crowd has meaning, but not enough purpose in how this become a theme for the movie. Which I quite liked, because I like Murder She Wrote, Columbo and Diagnosis Murder, and that’s really the territory Allen is in here. But it’s far from his best, although his work-ethic is remarkable, along with the fact that he isn’t guilty of missing the mark or making poor movies, even when he’s coasting.
One of the best laid out movies ever!
I just love the whole plot of this movie.
Joaquin Phoenix plays a brilliant and drunken philosophy professor who contemplates the perfect crime as a way to get a new jolt of energy to his wipe out existence.
Woody Allen is not really my cup of tea, but I dig some of his work. The movies that jump out at me that I really like are Magic in the Moonlight that also stars Emma Stone and Midnight in Paris.
What I saw of Irrational Man on the surface that was being portrayed in trailers is nothing compared to what was being passed off as the real plot of this movie.
Phoenix give such an magnificent performance I feel that it’s more his vehicle than a Woody Allen movie. Adding to his performance was what he shaped his body into, which was ironically impressive. I can’t remember the last time I saw such a fat gut being exploited in a movie, It literally help him to become the center of attention.
Similar to the Hitchcock classic, Strangers on a Train (especially in plot), The movie gives a very interesting take on the perfect crime. It’s not coming from a cops perspective at all, or about solving the perfect crime, It’s all about the emotion of the man who tries to commit such a crime, and how easily he can blend into our society.
It starts as very lighthearted movie about a self-loathing over thinker and then turns really dark without actually becoming dark.
It made me laugh and it held my interest. I’m very impressed with what Woody Allen put together.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 35 min (95 min)
Genre Comedy, Crime, Drama
Director Woody Allen
Writer Woody Allen
Actors Joaquin Phoenix, Emma Stone, Parker Posey
Country United States
Awards 3 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arricam ST, Panavision C-Series Lenses
Laboratory Boxmotion, New York (NY), USA (digital intermediate), Film Lab, New York (NY), USA (dailies processing), FotoKem Laboratory, Burbank (CA), USA (film color laboratory)
Film Length (5 reels)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision3 50D 5203, Vision3 200T 5213, Vision3 500T 5219)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (master format), Panavision (anamorphic) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm, D-Cinema