Oof, icky and problematic in light of Allen's actual character and reputation. The 1940s setting mutes its less-than-progressive gender politics somewhat, but elements like hypnosis carry unfortunate connotations to rape and control.
Still, this is mostly external to the text, which in itself is sprightly and pleasantly minor. It has a certain formal dedication and elegance missing from his recent output.
It's definitely a nice try but this film falls a bit flat. The chemistry between Helen Hunt and Allen is nice but never goes beyond that, interesting but just not working! As always Allen's films are beautifully shot!
this was a fine watch but i straight up went hahahaha what the fuck? when he thought she was under hypnosis but still tried to get some... woody boy, sit down and lemme teach you how we do things here, in the Real world, the one with ethical values and common sense,
Absolutely all of Allen's later works reinforce the painful realisation that the great man will never again give us the beauty and brilliance of, say, Hannah And Her Sisters or Manhattan. Despite this, The Curse Of The Jade Scorpion is entertaining enough - in a silly, let's-not-think-about-this-too-hard sort of way.
El mismo personaje sociopático narcisista verborréico sólo que ahora se encuentra embebido de cierto carisma derivado de la labildad emocional con que presenta sus conductas disociales. Las historias de Woody Allen siempre son un deleite más cuando fluyen de manera impecable hasta el triunfo irreal de la neurosis sobre la razón. Lo peor, la carencia de fuerza en el elenco femenino.