Picturesque childhood reminiscence, and yet another perspective on era Allen loves to occasionally pay tribute to, is a catchy mixture of personal memories enliven through younger Joe's mischiefs and social commentary derived by older Joe's narration and Mia Farrow's character's story. Eventful and honest, but not as insightful as all the content pretty much stays within the colorful facade.
In which Allen, having already remade 8 1/2, goes about remaking Amarcord. Though his string of remembered/imagined childhood anecdotes never reaches the insight or lyricism of Fellini's, it is a relentlessly glowing film full of warmth and lovely touches. And it's a reminder that the films he could casually toss off in the 80s are on another level from the ones he tosses off today. Bonus: cameo from a special guest.
Woody Allen's bittersweet, comedic and often touching tribute to his upbringing in the 1940's and the importance of radio on the American family is realized in this '87 effort. Disjointed certainly but Allen's wit and ear for dialogue shine through with many memorable sequences and quips. '...he's a ventriloquist on the radio...' ; '...I like Dana Andrews.. he's a guy....she is?...' Lesser Allen but rewarding.
Gradevole pellicola-omaggio di Allen,che ritrae un'universo variopinto attraverso i "giorni della radio",quelli allegri e spensierati in cui un bambino ebreo viaggia sulle ali della fantasia attraverso un montaggio che si muove sul filo della memoria,dell umorismo e della nostalgia.Deliziosi i numerosi momenti musicali,i quadretti familiari e le citazioni storico-cinematografiche(Welles su tutti).Per sognatori.3,5*