Wild Man Blues 1998

Wild Man Blues

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Documentary filmmaker Barbara Kopple follows Woody Allen as he tours 18 European cities with his jazz band. Indulging his first love, Allen ably plays the clarinet alongside a group of pros, as audiences revel in both the music and their proximity to the prolific director. As Allen loses his way in hotel corridors and kvetches about being unworthy of adulation, the film depicts his younger wife, Soon-Yi Previn, as the sensible household decision-maker.

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Critic Reviews for Wild Man Blues

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  • Kopple's discreet, quietly revelatory style creates a fine balance between public and private personae that veers more pointedly toward the personal in an incongruous but fascinating coda.

    October 16, 2007 | Full Review…

    David Rooney

    Variety
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  • It provides some generous insights into his psychic background when his unsupportive parents greet him back in New York at the end.

    October 16, 2007 | Full Review…
  • It's hardly a revelation, but Allen emerges as genuinely neurotic. He's also funny.

    January 26, 2006 | Full Review…
    Time Out
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    April 12, 2002 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
    Globe and Mail
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  • [Kopple's] made a greatly enjoyable film, but you can't help wondering if she's fallen under her subject's spell.

    January 1, 2000 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • In her unexpectedly delightful documentary about Woody Allen as jazz musician, Barbara Kopple demonstrates cinema verite at its most seductive.

    January 1, 2000 | Rating: 4/5

Audience Reviews for Wild Man Blues

  • May 02, 2011
    It's great to see Woody in his natural habitat - his neurotic tendencies, his anxiety, and most particularly, his love for Soon-Yi. She's a lot smarter and prettier and nicer and more talkative than I envisioned her. I totally get why this film was made, but it doesn't seem like a PR stunt. It seems to genuinely want to answer some hidden question.
    Jennifer X Super Reviewer

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