Mighty Aphrodite Reviews
When he discovers his adopted son is a genius, a New York sportswriter seeks out the boy's birth mother: a prostitute.
A cute, solid Woody Allen comedy that's not as good as many of the comedies that came before but is worlds better than many that came after.
Allen plays a sports writer who goes searching for the mother of his adopted son, only to find that she's a prostitute. Played by Mira Sorvino, this character is one of Allen's most delightful creations, a Judy Holliday with a foul mouth. In fact, this is one of Allen's raunchier movies, but it's also one of his sweetest. Sorvino walks a tightrope between dingy and heartbreaking that deservedly won her an Oscar.
Allen uses a Greek chorus to comment on the action throughout the film, populated with famous actors like Olympia Dukakis, F. Murray Abraham and Jack Warden.
I didn't Like H. Bonham Carter in this, though.