Delightful and incredibly hilarious. Reminded me of Coen Brothers style, by putting ordinary people in extreme situations, but it is the neurotic Allen's hand that gives tone to the film. I enjoyed the references to Double Indemnity and The Lady from Shanghai and LOVED Keaton awesomeness. I really had a good time.
Not Woody's best, but in between Bullets Over Broadway and Husbands and Wives, it's impressive. It's good to see him and Diane Keaton reunited. Their chemistry is great and the double love triangle is a great addition to the murder mystery tropes. This is a companion piece to later movies of his like Scoop and Magic in the Moonlight.
2 1/2 out of 5 stars. I love Woody Allen but couldn't stand this despite what it tried to do with the Lady from Shanghai, Thin Man and Double Indemnity references. Angelica Huston's character was the only thing that got me to the final 20 minutes when it finally picked up. I don't know if I just wasn't in the mood, but whoever picked out Diane Keaton's wardrobe deserves to be drawn & quartered. Fuck you, 90s fashion.
Essentially the film ANNIE HALL was going to be before Woody Allen and Marshall Brickman removed the murder element and decided to focus on the relationship element. Of course it isn't as good as Allen's masterpiece, but it's cool to see something similar to what might have been, and it is lovely to see Allen and Diane Keaton work their marvelous screen chemistry together again.
This amiable little film always made me smile but when i watched it this Valentine's Day I noticed how well the voyeuristic "Husbands and Wives" cam works for this film's comic riff on Hitchcockian themes.