Trama coinvolgente che diverte dall'inizio alla fine. Allen dimostra grandi doti tecniche, anche recitative, e dà vita a un protagonista eccellente. Comprimari irresistibili.Molto interessante l'analisi della vita proposta, legata all'amore e alla casualità. Alcune scene sono fantastiche.Comicità di alto livello con battute serrate.Tecnicamente l'opera è ottima, con una messa in scena di qualità e delle belle musiche
A collage of homages to literary and cinematic misanthropists every other college freshman thinks (s)he relates to. For a large part of it, too straightforward and prosaic, but with an ubiquitous charm present, as director shifts from overproduction of "spontaneous" one-liners to mock-serious dealing with his most honest issues and fears, if ever more bluntly expressed then on the film's very own title.
“To love is to suffer. To avoid suffering one must not love. But then one suffers from not loving. Therefore to love is to suffer, not to love is to suffer. To suffer is to suffer. To be happy is to love. To be happy then is to suffer. But suffering makes one unhappy. Therefore, to be unhappy one must love, or love to suffer, or suffer from too much happiness. I hope you’re getting this down.”
Oh, I just loved it! To be honest this is the first film of Woody that I've seen, because I always (for no reason) avoided his works. This however was a wonderful start. It was like a box filled with hilarious jokes and beautiful scenes. I laughed at every insignificant and unfunny joke, and that's, I guess, what defines a true comedy and a comedian. A wonderful-wonderful film!
"Love and Death" is pure early Woody Allen comedy at its best. As an avid reader of Russian literature I picked up on all the inside jokes and references so that definitely increased my enjoyment. Even though it's a silly comedy it does have beautiful set pieces. Granted, some of the jokes fall flat but I still laughed out loud a lot of times. An intelligent feelgood movie.