Anything Else


Anything Else

Critics Consensus

Too many elements from better Woody Allen films are being recycled here.



Total Count: 137


Audience Score

User Ratings: 22,047
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Movie Info

Jerry Falk is an aspiring writer in New York, who falls in love at first sight with a free-spirited young woman named Amanda. Jerry has heard the phrase that life is like "anything else," but he soon finds that life with the unpredictable Amanda isn't like anything else at all.

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Critic Reviews for Anything Else

All Critics (137) | Top Critics (40) | Fresh (55) | Rotten (82)

  • The anxiety-ridden New York milieu, the Billie Holiday songs, the shrink jokes are familiar, but this time we see it all played out by a new generation.

    Nov 1, 2007 | Full Review…

    David Ansen

    Top Critic
  • Woody Allen tries to extend the shelf-life of his screen persona by hiring a younger, more marketable actor

    Jul 29, 2004 | Full Review…

    Wendy Ide

    Times (UK)
    Top Critic
  • None of this adds up to much of a movie; it's more like a filmed hodgepodge of not-fully- thought-out ideas and one-liners and small shards of jaundiced polemic.

    Oct 16, 2003 | Full Review…

    Rex Reed

    Top Critic
  • Curiously, Jason Biggs and Christina Ricci come out better than I imagined after being compelled to play out the movie's sadomasochistic tag line.

    Oct 9, 2003 | Full Review…

    Andrew Sarris

    Top Critic
  • I didn't laugh once.

    Sep 27, 2003 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
  • Who knows what sense an American Pie-digging, Woodman-ignorant undergrad might make of the canned rhythms, the trilobite-era one-liners, the awkward declarative dialogue, the Catskills-resort frames of reference, the freshman philosophy.

    Sep 23, 2003

Audience Reviews for Anything Else

  • May 08, 2011
    The dialog, every second of it, is perfect.
    Jonny B Super Reviewer
  • May 16, 2009
    I thought this film is way underrated. You'll have to be a "reader" or "intelligent" to understand fully what Allen achieved in Anything Else. It was hilarious and classic. Definitely worth watching twice for the memorable sayings. If you are into boring, senseless bloodbath action, this is not for you.
    Jojo S Super Reviewer
  • Apr 28, 2009
    This movie sucked! I LIKE Christina Ricci but this was one of Woody Allen's worst!
    Miriam K Super Reviewer
  • Jun 06, 2008
    I seriously thought this was going to be about some romantic comedy we naturally see. I was SO wrong, in so many levels. This movie is about little psychos who can drain someone, a "life sucker" if you will. Very well done, some plot holes but it's good in general. Woody Allen (always) makes it worth a watch.
    Yinalí R Super Reviewer

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