Mighty Aphrodite Reviews
A real entertaining and easy crowd pleasing movie, Woody gets inventive using greek chrouses to break up the storyline, add some 4th wall breaking elements and have a charming yet seinfeld-esqe rauchy comedy full of endearing characters, great actors and a sweet ending somewhat unexpected from allen but with enough irony and closure to have you feeling good leaving the movie - a favourite for many for good reason!
Sorvino is tremendous in her Oscar winning turn.
A lot of genuine laugh out loud moments and some text book Allen awkwardness.
I quite enjoyed this movie which, is written and directed well by Woody Allen. As usual, the only problem that I found with the film is Woody Allen's constant chatting about rubbish, but the concept was sweat and well put together. I loved the twists at the end, which were cleverly written, and Mira Sorvino's character was brilliant. The whole concept of Woody Allen finding his adopted son's mother and ending finding out that she was a prostitute, was refreshing compared to his usual troubled relationship movies. The quirky prostitute made the movie for me along with the great performances by all the cast. She stole the screen from Woody Allen in every scene and she totally deserved her Oscar for best supporting role. On the whole, the movie does drag a bit during the beginning, but once it gets going it was a joy to watch. Enjoyable!
I remember seeing this movie when it first came out in the late 90's, and now that I have seen it again, it's a timeless piece that has to go down as some of Woody Allen's best work. That is totally due to Sorvino and the way that Woody Allen wrote her character. Helen Bonham Carter was under used for the role as his wife but she was a good choice by Allen. Personally I think that the movie could have done with someone else playing Woody Allen's character and that Mira Sorvino should have had more screen time, but that just me being fussy.
Worldwide Gross: $26million
I recommend this movie to people who are into there Woody Allen movies about a man trying to find his adopted son's mother. 6/10