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Allen's conception of character is as banal and shallow as ever, but the lively performances of some of his actors and the novelty of the film's style make this more watchable than many of his features.
It doesn't suffer from the compulsive tidiness of some of Allen's later movies -- the juices are flowing, the hysteria is closer to the surface -- and in this looser, more volatile atmosphere his extraordinary cast gets to soar.
Too bad that the Allen-Farrow scandal erupted before this movie for it's one of Allen's best serio comedies with wonderful performances (particularly Judy Davis), but questions of life imitating art or art imitating life are inevitable while watching it
This is one of Woody Allen's best films to date, combining some of his finest serious writing about relationships, in the style of Hannah and her Sisters, with humor that's all the more effective thanks to its dark, edgy context.