Film & TV

Louis C.K. As a Romantic Guy in New Woody Allen Movie Is the Weirdest Thing

Film & TV

Louis C.K. As a Romantic Guy in New Woody Allen Movie Is the Weirdest Thing

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There are some things I take as truisms in this life, among them that cold pizza is better than rewarmed pizza, Zeppelin never did better than Physical Graffiti, and Louis C.K. is the world’s best gift to dour-dude comedy since George Carlin. What I didn’t expect was for Woody Allen’s newest movie, Blue Jasmine, to upend all those expectations by presenting C.K. as a normal, regular, romantic guy who gets involved with Sally Hawkins, the on-screen sister of a New York socialite played by Cate Blanchett who loses all her money and has to move to San Francisco. In this clip, presented by Vulture, C.K. and Hawkins have a precious post-coital moment as they walk down a promenade, discussing where their nascent relationship is going. C.K. is affable and warm, even as there are layers of irony to his line reading: “I think you’re a fun loving person, and that’s what I am. I’m easy-going by nature; that’s what I bring to people’s lives.” (Contrast with the inevitable episode of Louie where he masturbates in an elevator while thinking about his own suicide.) Weird, right? What are we supposed to expect from this world? Blue Jasmine opens up at the end of the month in limited release, and expands from there.