Deconstructing Harry (1997)
as Harry Block
as Beth Kramer
as Hilly Block
as Paul Epstein
as Harvey Stern
as Professor Clark
as Harry's Father
as Woman in Elevator
as Harry's Doctor
Critic Reviews for Deconstructing Harry
Certain echoes from Allen's own tabloid ferment get channeled through bombastic speakers here.
Deconstructing Harry is abrasive, complex, lacerating and self-revelatory. It's also very funny, most of the time.
In this nasty, verbose comedy, Woody Allen the director has cast Woody Allen the actor as a foul-mouthed, self-absorbed, sex-obsessed writer.
Too bad it is difficult to really care about what is going on since such a thoroughly unpleasant character is at the center.
Audience Reviews for Deconstructing Harry
One of the director's darkest, the funny Deconstructing Harry has an incredible script (by Woody Allen, of course) and, as it's customary with his films (and more so with his comedies), an incredible cast. Allen, Hazelle Goodman, Caroline Aaron, Judy Davis and Eric Lloyd stand out in an ensemble that also features Stanley Tucci, Demi Moore, Tobey Maguire, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Billy Crystal and Kirstie Alley.
Harry Block has written a best seller... bout his best friends... he revealed their deepest secrets... and they're not pleased... now Harry Block is going to Hell...
The poorly balanced pedantry and disjointedness of this Woody Allen work can be pretty annoying; but some funny bits can compensate that.
Deconstructing Harry Quotes
|Burt:||Do you care even about the holocaust, or do you think it never happened?|
|Harry Block:||Not only do I know that we lost 6 million, but the scary thing is that records are made to be broken.|
|Harry Block:||Between air conditioning and the Pope, I chose air conditioning.|