Could you murder, if it was for a good cause? Woody Allen’s movie Irrational Man toys with this question, and whether murder can be justified on existential grounds.
Abe Lucas (played by Joaquin Phoenix) is a charismatic and brilliant philosophy professor who is plagued with melancholy. He overcomes his despair and finds the will to live when (spoilers ahead) he decides to murder a corrupt judge. Here are seven existential life lessons in Irrational Man.