|Stone is the highlight of Allen's critical flop.|
Though by no means original or groundbreaking, Woody Allen's new romantic comedy is his best B movie in years. Moreover, it features a lovable performance from Emma Stone, who might be Oscar bound for Birdman this year. She has almost no shot at scoring a nomination anywhere, especially if she's heavily campaigned for Alejandro González Iñárritu's film, but her luminous turn as Sophie is a refreshing addition to the Allen canon of scene-stealing roles.
While it would conflict with her Birdman placement, a Best Supporting Actress campaign wouldn't be too much of a stretch, given that most of the film focuses on Colin Firth's Stanley and his brief interactions with Sophie. Really, Stone is the best thing in Allen's film, and she deserves some consideration, even if this film is essentially D.O.A.
Check out a snippet of Emma's performance below.