Irrational Man

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Philosophy professor Abe Lucas (Joaquin Phoenix) is at rock bottom emotionally, unable to find any meaning or joy in life. Abe feels that everything he’s tried to do, from political activism to teaching, hasn’t made any difference. read more
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Philosophy professor Abe Lucas (Joaquin Phoenix) is at rock bottom emotionally, unable to find any meaning or joy in life. Abe feels that everything he’s tried to do, from political activism to teaching, hasn’t made any difference. Soon after arriving to teach at a small town college, Abe gets involved with two women: Rita Richards (Parker Posey), a lonely professor who wants him to rescue her from her unhappy marriage and Jill Pollard (Emma Stone), his best student, who becomes his closest friend. While Jill loves her boyfriend Roy (Jamie Blackley), she finds Abe’s tortured, artistic personality and exotic past irresistible. Even as Abe displays signs of mental imbalance, Jill’s fascination with him only grows. Still, when she tries to make their relationship a romantic one, he rebuffs her. Pure chance changes everything when Abe and Jill overhear a stranger’s conversation and become drawn in. Once Abe makes a profound choice, he is able to embrace life to the fullest again. But his decision sets off a chain of events that will affect him, Jill and Rita forever.

Original Release

07/17/2015

US Release

07/17/2015

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Cast

Emma Stone Jill Pollard / Jill
Joaquin Phoenix Abe Lucas / Abe
Parker Posey Rita Richards / Rita
Jamie Blackley Roy
Meredith Hagner April's Friend
Ethan Phillips Jill's Father
David Aaron Baker Carol's Friend
Susan Pourfar Carol
Tamara Hickey Professor in Cafeteria
Michael Goldsmith April's Friend
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Woody Allen

Writers

Woody Allen

Cast

Emma Stone Jill Pollard / Jill
Joaquin Phoenix Abe Lucas / Abe
Parker Posey Rita Richards / Rita
Jamie Blackley Roy
Meredith Hagner April's Friend
Ethan Phillips Jill's Father
David Aaron Baker Carol's Friend
Susan Pourfar Carol
Tamara Hickey Professor in Cafeteria
Michael Goldsmith April's Friend
Tom Kemp Judge Thomas Spangler / Judge Spangler
Ben Rosenfield April's Friend
Joe Stapleton Professor
Allison Gallerani Braylin Student
Brigette Lundy-Paine Braylin Student
Katelyn Semer Braylin Student
Betsy Aidem Jill's Mother
Leah Anderson Student Giving Directions
Paula Plum College President
Nancy Giles President's Assistant

Producers

Ron Chez Executive Producer
Adam B. Stern Executive Producer
Allan Teh Executive Producer
Jack Rollins Executive Producer
Letty Aronson Producer
Stephen Tenenbaum Producer
Edward Walson Producer
Helen Robin Producer

Editors

Alisa Lepselter

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