Woody Allen examines themes of marital stagnation, family drama, self-delusion and all manner of personal crises in You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger. The aging Alfie (Anthony Hopkins) sets the complicated plot in motion when he deserts his wife of 40 years to seek youthful pleasures, ultimately meeting Charmaine (Lucy Punch), a young prostitute. Alfie's distraught wife, Helena (Gemma Jones), engrosses herself in the advice of a fortune teller who predicts new love. Meanwhile, Helena's daughter and her husband have crises of their own. The family members include countless other characters in their often desperate attempts to secure their own ideas of personal fulfillment.