Melinda and Melinda Reviews

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December 26, 2010
Great premise, but talky dramedy doesn't deliver.
April 29, 2009
While the main lure for audiences--Will Ferrell--is basically forgettable, Allen does compose one fascinating and witty look at the human mind and its own ability to depict events through our own sub-conscious preference.
October 18, 2008
Reminds us there is little to divide comedy from tragedy, and that neither comes exclusively. After all, the tears of sorrow and the tears of joy both come from the same place, and dampen a tissue with equal intensity.
August 7, 2008
Mitchell, in her dual role, gives a breakout performance (two of them, in fact).
May 28, 2007
A movie just shouldn't feel like homework. And with the constant shift in stories and repeatedly reinvented characters, unless you're in the mood for taking notes, you're going to feel like you're invited to rehearsals, rather than the finished product.
October 3, 2006
full review in Greek
August 29, 2006
All the inner workings of "Melinda and Melinda" show that Allen has finally risen above, returned to his position as a fine filmmaker.
May 12, 2006
Neither version of Melinda, despite Mitchellâ(TM)s game try at making them distinctive beyond their different hairdos, is funny or tragic enough to fully engage us; thereâ(TM)s no opportunity for an audience to be moved.
April 1, 2006
It has great performances, snappy one-liners and a likeably tricksy structure, all wrapped up in an affirmative antidote to life's daunting complexities. Welcome back, Woody.
January 17, 2006
Allen presents the side-by-side stories as if to compare the comic and tragic views of experience, and it might work but for the fact that the two [playwrights] come up with dissimilar plots featuring different characters played mostly by different actors
November 18, 2005
One story, two versions, each from Woody Allen, so you know you're in for it.
November 6, 2005
The comic side isn't really that comic.
October 27, 2005
A welcome return to form from a really talented guy who's been churning out cinematic junk for the past few years.
September 17, 2005
(...) aburrida, ni lo suficientemente cómica, ni lo suficientemente dramática...
September 7, 2005
finding the plot "gimmick" seems to exhaust all of Allen's creativity
July 21, 2005
Schizophrenic but mildly diverting, with a revelatory performance by Radha Mitchell in the lead(s).
May 27, 2005
Happy proof that news of Allen's artistic death has been much exaggerated.
May 21, 2005
Overcoming the handicap of an overt, writerly device, Allen crafts a warm comedy and a painful tragedy right before our eyes.
May 15, 2005
Clever, if not cutting-edge, Woody Allen's "Melinda and Melinda" examines whether we interpet life as a comedy or tragedy.
May 2, 2005
Even though this isn't up to the standards of the best Woody Allen films, it is still worth watching.
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