Follows a pair of married couples, Alfie and Helena, and their daughter Sally and husband Roy, as their passions, ambitions, and anxieties lead them into trouble and out of their minds. After Alfie leaves Helena to pursue his lost youth and a free-spirited call girl named Charmaine, Helena abandons rationality and surrenders her life to the loopy advice of a charlatan fortune teller. Unhappy in her marriage, Sally develops a crush on her handsome art gallery owner boss, Greg, while Roy, a novelist nervously awaiting the response to his latest manuscript, becomes moonstruck over Dia, a mystery woman who catches his gaze through a nearby window. —IMDb
Actor, director, screenwriter, and playwright Woody Allen redefined film comedy during the 1970s, bringing a new measure of sophistication and personal complexity to the form. Born Allen Stewart Konigsberg in Brooklyn, NY, on December 1, 1935, he adopted his stage name at the age of 17, and in 1953 enrolled in NYU’s film program, and soon dropping out of school to begin writing for comedian David Alber. Two years later, Allen graduated to writing for television; during his five-year in television, his efforts won him an Emmy nomination. He eventually decided to try his hand as a stand-up performer. After slowly gaining a reputation on the New York-club circuit, he became a frequent talk show guest and in 1964 issued his self-titled debut comedy LP. With 1966’s What’s Up, Tiger Lily?, a puckish re-tooling of a Japanese spy thriller complete with his own story line and dubbed English dialogue, he made his directorial debut. In 1969 Allen directed two short films for a CBS television special… read more
My first Woody Allen film, and it was pretty much what I expected from the kind of person he is. Its a masturbatory, pseudo intellectual film...all topped of with some wonderful racism used as a plot device: "your name is Día? how exotic!" One can look beyond that if the film shows some sort of art or substance, but its too much bullshit. Sorry.
I wrote this pretty late at night right after finishing the film, and I didn't realize he also directed Antz and Midnight in Paris...guess it's impossible NOT to ever see a Woody Allen film. From what I've read, not many people that are familiar with his work enjoy this film. I'm just not very stricken by his cliche personal philosophy or the arrogance he gained over time. It makes me very hard to earn respect for him. I wouldn't say I wish to become a Woody Allen fan. Oh well, it's okay to like different directors! :)
What arrogance or personal philosofie? You talk about his arrogance and you say you only watch two of his movies, that, by the way, were made at this decadent stage of his career, which has given us better movies than most of the common american bs released worldwide). His convictions are always present in almost every movie but his personal philosophies change from film to film. For instance, you have the "luck" or "chance" subject in Match Point, Whatever Works and this movie here and you have completely different philosophies in his 1970's movies. And Allen's fans who feel that or this way about the movie do not own the truth. I know he just doesn't care anymore, he changed. He does the movies he wants. His only concern is if the producers stop wanting him, but as for the time being that has not happen, since he has another one coming.
You're kidding, right? You're going to judge Allen off of THIS film, having not seen the films that made people fall in love with him? Go and see "Annie Hall", "Manhattan" , and please include "Match Point", and THEN make a decision about him. Why oh why would you start his filmography here!?
I watched some movies last week at the cinema that fit like clothing, one at the New York Film Festival (Clint Eastwood's Hereafter, which
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