The Curse of the Jade Scorpion

The Woodman is up to his old tricks. Forties jazz music, a smoky New York City backdrop, dames, gumshoes, intrigue, sexual high jinks, a neuroticprotagonist–they're all here. In his latest comedy, Allen plays C. W.Briggs, a sharp insurance company investigator who always gets his man, and the office secretary to boot. But the animosity that he and new boss Ms.Fitzgerald (Helen Hunt) have for o­ne another is threatening to upset the cushy niche that he has carved out for himself at work. With their rapid-fire insults launched o­n an increasingly frequent basis, as well as a thief who uses the feuding pair to his advantage, it is clear that Allen'srecurring themes–sex, passion, relationships, vulnerability, and opening o­ne's eyes to love–are as strong as ever. Dan Aykroyd, Charlize Theron and M*A*S*H*'s Major Charles Winchester III (David Ogden Stiers) are among the star-studded cast who allow Woody to shine as o­nly a balding, diminutive, cynical, self-deprecating genius can. Go see The Curse of the Jade Scorpion soon–it may be too good to last long in theatres