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Radio Days

Directed by Woody Allen
United States, 1987


In the 1930s and 1940s, radio was at the center of many homes. The White family, from humble backgrounds, live and pursue their dream while listening to the radio. Like many young women, Sally White, a litthe cigarette seller, dreams of achieving radio fame.

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Radio Days Directed by Woody Allen

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1988 | 2 nominations including: Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen

Critics reviews

Set up as a series of good-natured, up-tempo anecdotes, Radio Days is actually a richly melancholy take on the class divisions created by popular culture, showing the ways that mass entertainment can create impossible ideals and outsized romantic aspirations for its audience.
August 06, 2012
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The interesting thing about Radio Days, not one of his sturdier efforts, isn’t what it cribs from other sources – Fellini’s Amarcord for structure, early Truffaut for prepubescent voyeurism and horniess, Monty Python for a Grand Guignol baseball anecdote, Doctorow for ambience, Allen’s own The Purple Rose of Cairo for its condescending Little People theme. Much more important is what it tries for and flubs in its own right.
March 13, 1987
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