irrationalman_phoenix_stoneYou can smell the beginning fumes of a promising season ahead as the first trailer for Woody Allen‘s “Irrational Man” has dropped.  This is the time of the year where we start getting our first peaks at things scheduled to drop after the summer blockbuster season.  This is not necessarily the case with the trailer today as Allen’s film is premiering at the Cannes Film Festival in May.  The Sony Pictures Classics release that stars Academy Award nominees Joaquin Phoenix and Emma Stone looks like a mid-level Woody picture, depending on how that is interpreted to you, that should determine your level of excitement.  Phoenix comes off a bit like he was plucked out of “The Master” while Stone exudes a maturity that she hasn’t exhibited yet at this stage in her career.

The film also stars Parker Posey, who looks absolutely divine, and Jamie Blackley.  Though the story may seem familiar, as we come to expect in Woody Allen films, there may be elements of surprise that the trailer doesn’t offer.  We remain cautiously optimistic.

Irrational Man” is due out in theaters on July 17.