Whatever Works explores the relationship between a crotchety misanthrope, Boris and a naïve, impressionable young runaway from the south, Melody. When Melody's uptight parents arrive in New York to rescue her, they are quickly drawn into wildly unexpected romantic entanglements. Everyone discovers that finding love is just a combination of lucky chance and appreciating the value of "whatever works."

  1. Woody Allen

    Director, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Larry David

    Larry David

    Boris Yellnikoff

  2. Evan Rachel Wood

    Evan Rachel Wood

    Melodie St. Ann Celestine

  3. Adam Brooks

    Adam Brooks

    Boris' Friend #1

  4. Michael McKean

    Michael McKean

    Joe - Boris' Friend #3

  5. Lyle Kanouse

    Lyle Kanouse

    Boris' Friend #2

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Whatever Works
Whatever Works



Status Released

Release Information

  • June 19, 2009


    Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Films given this rating may contain sexual content, brief or partial nudity, some strong language and innuendo, humor, mature themes, political themes, terror and/or intense action violence. However, bloodshed is rarely present. This is the minimum rating at which drug content is present.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 32m

Budget $15,000,000.00

Revenue $35,097,815.00

Homepage http://www.sonypictures.com/classics/whateverworks/



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