19 November 2006


Woody Allen is back at his best! This film features all the idiosyncrasies that are a hallmark of his films: magic, humour, romance, a mystery murder, and a Brooklyn Jew full of anxieties. Some people may think that Woody Allen is incapable of renewing himself. Wrong, wrong. Watch this film and you'll laugh your guts out, whether it's the first time you see a Woody Allen film, or whether you've seen them all.
Also, Woody Allen has finally come to terms with the fact that he simply cannot portray himself as the male lover any longer, no matter how unlucky or pathetic. So this time he's playing Scarlett Johansson's father (the fact that, at 66, he was playing the role of Helen Hunt's lover in The Curse of the Jade Scorpion kinda ruined it for me).
Highly recommended.

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