Should be 3-1/2 at most -- the Greek-chorus stuff is uniformly cheesier than it is clever or funny, and HBC is pretty much wasted -- but some lovely filmmaking; Sorvino is brilliant, her character a cornucopia of laughs. Extra 1/2 star for "If Clint Eastwood wants to be a hairdresser, just let 'im!"
Altra gradevolissima pellicola di Allen,che qui vira decisamente verso una comicità pura,fatta di gag e battute da cabaret.Ma il vero gioiello del film è la "Dea",una Mira Sorvino celestiale,che offusca tutto quanto le stà intorno con una performance clamorosa;Allen la dirige da fenomeno e i duetti tra i due sono grandiosi.Meno riflessivo,ma comico come non mai.
As if a comedy premise of babysitting a hooker didn't sound yawningly unimaginative by itself... Eventually it won't turn tacky, but nothing more then a paper-thin far-fetched story trying to pass as a tragedy (!?), even though anyone can guess what was (and whose) main objective. Guess what, it didn't meet a tragic outcome.
Woody Allen's take on Greek tragedy that offers irony and director's typical humor found within infidelity and mixed emotions in absurd situations, with common beats of jazz and joyful way to spend the time in front of screen, although the finished product feels routine more than anything else.