one of woody's more anemic films. scarlett johansson...sh initially reminded me so much of my first love interest, she also of one jewish, one scandinavian parent, looked much like her when we were young. So, I was a fan. But truth dawned on me eventually, that Scarlett, unlike the first girlfriend I really fell for, is kinda wooden. I guess woody saw this as an endearing handicap fitting a would-be dental hygienist, indeed, his character alludes to her character in the movie as being handicapped, and we know he means not physically. The script itself is equally wooden, Woody's role leans heavily on repetitive patter. Yeah, it's a little funny that his magic tricks aren't magical, but barely. The movie is not totally devoid of charm, not annoying and tedious the way Magic in the Moonlight was. , Woody musta had someone helping him remember stuff when he was making Rainy Day in New York because it is a far better movie than these antecedents.