Bullets Over Broadway Reviews
New York, 1928. David Shayne is a playwright and his last two movies have bombed. He has a new play and wants to direct it himself. However, he is unable to find a financier for his play until Nick Valenti comes along. Slight problem - Valenti is a mobster, and he now insists that his talentless girlfriend, Olive Neal, get the lead role. Things are about to get very complicated.
Written and directed by Woody Allen and here he is in fine form (as he was throughout the 70s, 80s and 90s). Clever and very funny. Biting humour, smart plot and snappy dialogue.
Great performances. John Cusack is solid in the lead role but it is the supporting cast who shine. Dianne Wiest got a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her efforts. Chaz Palminteri and Jennifer Tilly got Oscar nominations, for Best Supporting Actor and Actress, respectively.
One of Woodys strong suits period pieces with hollywood flair - this is an overall enjoyable release with as always a great cast - Diane Weize is great.. DONT SPEAK (lol) the good of themes of the talent and talentless and how far are you willing to go for your art - good stuff, although not as consistent all the way through it's great fun overall with a solid and maybe a more upbeat ending for what woody would do today but again this feels like an easy crowd pleasing movie in our book
Perfectly acceptable and easy watch with good tone and tempo.