Anything Else Reviews
absolutely noticeably gorgeous cinematography on display here, which from allen shouldn't be a surprise but a major step up from the last bunch of movies... story and characters on the other hand are seriously something to be desired, cast is well picked as always and Jason Biggs gets to step a bit out of his wheelhouse from the american teen nerd type, sadly ricci is an unlikeable cartoon character and devito is severly underused - allen himself is comepletely off the wall but probably the best thing in the movie and the overall story is frustrating, repetitive and you just don't feel or like anyone here... the ending moral is well - life and relationships can be crazy if you are a doormat with a psycho girlfriend / mother? - Allen has touched on relationships a myriad of times and those characters exibited realism and depth ala annie hall, manhattan, hannah and her sisters, husbands and wives, another woman, here it is misguided and unpleasant and feels pointless when all said and done - we wish he used this level of fantastic camerawork on earlier films like don't drink the water or curse of the jade scorpion - all in all left feeling irritated with the story and characters - these elements do not age well at all and sadly the relateable moments that were here done well were just taken to unpleasant exaggerations
Every time I watch this movie I truly appreciate what a true genius Woody Allen is.
Woody Allen as all time anytime favorite :)
I really struggled to find this movie interesting or even funny. Watching Christina Ricci being a right bitch towards Jason Biggs becomes boring after a while and the movie just seemed to drag. All the way through the film, Jason Biggs is questioning his love for Ricci and the fact that there sexual relationship is none¬†existent, doesn't help matters. His character is also a struggling comedian and his agent, Danny DeVito, is¬†completely useless. Having Woody Allen as a mentor, also didn't help matters because his advice always leads him down the wrong path. He also tries to get help from his¬†shrink¬†but he just¬†listens¬†to all of the information without giving any advice. Basically Jason Biggs doesn't have anywhere to turn so he decides to move to Los Angeles after receiving a job through Woody Allen. It just seems like another Romantic Comedy from Woody Allen about a troubled relationship. I was hoping for a few laughs, but it wasn't that well written and it lacked entertainment. Disappointing!¬†
Jason Biggs, whose becomes famous through the American Pie franchise, acts the same in all of his movies and he seems to play the victim quite often. His performance in this movie wasn't that great but thats due to a poor storyline which is quite similar to other movies made by Woody Allen. The New York backdrop worked well in the movie, along with the gun scenes which were a break from the whole relationship concept, but I still expected a bit more entertainment.¬†
Worldwide Gross: $13.5million
I recommend this movie to people who are into there Woody Allen movies about a couple who are in a troubled relationship. 3/10
The dialogue after a while got very clunky & failed to have that flair & originality that Woody often offers his audiences. This was really just a chatty romance.
It has some good qualities but fails to grab me overall, I am a big Woody Allen film but this is one of his more forgettable films.