Antonio Banderas and Lucy Punch talk with Woody Allen during the filming of “You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger.” Photo courtesy of Sony Pictures

For over five decades, writer/actor/director Woody Allen has been uniting ensemble casts with witty screenwriting to create some of the most memorable films in American cinema.

Best known for “Annie Hall,” “Match Point” and “Scoop,” his latest movie, “You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger” is likely to be remembered as another high point in Allen’s already sterling career.

The film, which is narrated by a faceless narrator, revolves around an ensemble cast including Josh Brolin, Anthony Hopkins and Lucy Punch as two couples deal with receiving fortunes involving meeting a “tall dark stranger.”

Throughout the film each character goes through the spectrum of the human experience. We see lust, love and happiness come and go.

Whether it’s the charming gallery owner (played by Antonio Banderas) or an old woman whose husband (played by Anthony Hopkinis) has left her, the characters experience life in the sometimes pessimistic and often hilarious way that has become Allen’s trademark.

Allen decided midway through the filming to move the location from New York to London, “Tall Dark Stranger” becomes the fourth movie Allen has filmed in England. The film premiered out of competition during the Cannes Film Festival in May.

Although the plot gets confusing, mostly a product of the large cast, “Stranger” is nonetheless thought-provoking and entertaining in a way that only Woody Allen can achieve.