Irrational Man sees Woody Allen on fine tongue-in-cheek form with a dash of suspense thrown in for good measure.

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. As a professor of philosophy whose good looks and charisma seem to make him a magnet for both students and staff, his journey unravels.