Love and Death Reviews
This is pure Woody Allen genius and the ideas he thought up of are so witty and clever. This is probably by far my favorite Woody Allen film. I love this era and seeing certain things get made fun of is very refreshing to see being that most movies of this time period are more on the serious side. What 's pretty interesting is that this movie and Barry Lyndon came out in the same year. You would think that this was planned.
Overall, this movie is pure comedy gold. I'll definitely be watching it again.
Even though i was not familiar with alot of the russian litarature inspired in-jokes the dialogue was a hilarious mockery of the times which was well spotted and written even for casual viewers - Diane Keaton is marvellous as a leading co-actor here and for 2 thirds of the movie it was extremely funny and well executed, sadly it takes a lil dip from the napoleon plot onwards and tapers out at the end... still very enjoyable and again great set / costume design for this period piece comedy satire
As for the intellectual philosophical humor itself, which I largely understood and still foundI dry, It makes it the kind of film I cannot recommend to most people (even if it were funny, which it wasn't).
Of course, Allen is so morally ambivalent. However, his honesty and humor with respect to this reality of his is engaging and amusing.