A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy Reviews
A nice getaway and return to lighthearted hijinx from woody with some light introspection on romance.. love vs sex...
Its not mindblowing but its fun - Tony Roberts really shines in this one - an entertaining watch
The story of three couples & mis matched love & lust with funny results. Woody Allen was great as the crackpot inventor & I can help but love his dialogue.
It's the confusion of the characters that makes this film so charming. It's fluffy, intellectual & overall silly. Will appeal to Woody Enthusiasts.
There are wonderful revelations in the 3rd act, but mostly it's just fun to see the director having fun again with a tone that's been missing since "Love & Death." It's his first film with his muse of the 80's Mia Farrow, and the beginning of their decade long, tumultuous romance.
I really wasn't that impressed with this movie because I didn't find it that funny or slightly interesting. The concept, which is basically about a group of friends who lust over each other in the wilderness, got a bit tedious after a while and Woody Allen's weak jokes and silly characters didn't have any depth or substance. The fact that everyone is lusting over Mia Farrow, didn't help because I really couldn't see what was so adorable about her. Woody Allen, who plays a mad inventor, was also quite annoying after a while and he just seemed to be running around, setting up rendezvous's with the different characters. The whole look and feel of the movie was quite dated and the storyline goes down some weird avenues that go a bit too far. Disappointing!
With only one movie left in this Woody Allen series, I still haven't seen anything that amazing from this accomplished writer/director and I personally think that the movies with Diane Keaton are much better than the Mia Farrow ones. All of his films seem very similar to one another and the concepts, which are usually based around troubled relationships set in New York, aren't that imaginative. Before I got into this filmography, I was hoping to see the mind behind his unique work, but all I have seen is that he is definitely one for the ladies and he loves writing about relationships which are in turmoil, which shadows his own life in his latter years. Because I watched these films back to back, I honestly got fed up with them after a while and his humour is for a certain crowd which I am not part of.
I recommend this movie to people who are into there Woody Allen movies about a group of friends who get together in the wilderness and end up lusting for each other. 3/10