Woody Allen movies have, throughout the past decade or so, been becoming more and more interested in being actual posters with design concepts and not just movie stills with a list of cast names attached like they were for a very long part of his career (give or take an Another Woman here or there along the way. Consider the great Saul Bass-inspired design for Small Time Crooks, the colourful playfulness of Hollywood Ending or the conventional, but stylish, thriller works for Match Point.
And now, via InContention, is the poster for his latest movie, Whatever Works. It stars Larry David (unrecognisable on the poster) with Evan Rachel Wood and Patricia Clarkson (completely absent from the poster). David is giving a goofy look that normally wouldn't be so annoying if it didn't come off as cloyingly desperate for a laugh. And then add that it just doesn't really look like him at all. Maybe I'm so used to seeing him grumpy in Curb Your Enthusiasm and a smile is so foreign to his face, but... yikes. Also, why can't I get the idea out of my head that he has been photoshopped? Something doesn't look right about his head on that body.Check it out below and decide for yourself.