A contemporary romantic comedy set in New York: aspirant writer Jerry is happy to turn to his mentor and oracle Dobel, an aging artist who can provide useful opinions about almost everything, including Jerry’s tormented love life with Amanda…
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I don't know about you but I thought this was really great. Although it's not Annie Hall or Manhattan and it may repeat some of his past works, who cares, Woody Allen pretty much still shits all over every comedic filmmaker out there.
As you go through life, Falk, there will be no shortage of people who will tell you how to live. They'll have all the answers for you, what you should do, what you shouldn't do. Don't argue with them. You know, say "Yes, that's a brilliant, brilliant idea," and then do what you want.
«And he said,"Well, why are you feeling so intense?" And I said, "Cause I want the girl!"And he said, "What's underneath it?" And I said, "There's nothing underneath it, I want the girl!" He said, "I'll have to give you medication." I said,"I don't want medication! I want the girl!" And he said,"We have to work this through." So I took a fire extinguisher from the casement and struck him across the back of his neck.»
A hodgepodge of other Woody Allen films that doesn't really seem to have a point. Christina Ricci bugged me (she didn't sound natural saying those lines), but the movie wasn't horrible - watchable, but only if you're already an Allen fan and can somehow forgive the aimlessness of it all.