At a strangely enjoyable pace, the story evolves almost exactly one would expect. One-dimensional set of characters, uninspired to delve any deeper into "all is relative" philosophy than what is being plainly put at the beginning, follow director's trademark topics and predictable storylines. Is it bad? No. But I would strongly suggest keeping your expectations at bay.
Typical new Allen: entertaining and nostalgic movie making. Basically the movie could’ve been made in the 50s which is charming in its own way. On the downside it occasionally feels like a messy soap opera, and although the last voice-over tries to make this messiness also the point of the movie, I don’t think it holds water.
The movie just serves as a reminder that Woody Allen is getting old/that his outlook on life has changed. I was still left wondering that does Allen despises the idea of chasing youth, taking the Alfie character into account or does he feel sympathy for such people. Despite making Helena look like a fool for believing in the occult, she is the only one who finds some sort of resolution. Has Allen become spiritual?