A product tester in New York finds the love of his life in a girl that wants to do nothing but lead rallies against injustices; unfortunately, their relationship is short lived and she dumps him. He heads to a small country where he is quickly regarded as intelligent and one that can lead them where they want to go. They elect him president and he quickly becomes their communist leader. Where is this going and how can it help the New Yorker win back his girlfriend?
"I'm a good sized sniveling dog."
Woody Allen, director of Manhattan, Midnight in Paris, Alice, Shadows and Fog, Radio Days, September, Small Time Crooks, The Purple Rose of Cairo, Zelig, and Annie Hall, delivers Bananas. The storyline for this picture is fun to watch unfold and fairly entertaining. The main character is humorous and fairly consistent with Allen's future main characters. The acting is solid and the cast includes Allen, Louise Lasser, Charlotte Rae, and Miguel Angel Suarez.
"I cannot suck anyone's leg I am not engaged to."
Bananas was a movie I found on Netflix and was surprised was Allen's first major motion picture (making it a must see for me ;)). Overall, this was fun and well paced. I enjoyed the evolution of the main characters, the scenes, and the way the story starts and concludes. Overall, this is definitely worth a viewing but isn't Allen's best project.
"I expected a longer bout."