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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
Get It For The Bedroom Scene
This is a funny movie and I had to have it for my collection. The Bedroom scene was really funny. Woody Allen really looked like he had been trying to satisfy her for a while. Woody driving the huge car was funny too. I laughed so hard. Highly recommended.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
Persistence Gets You.....
By Richard Sibley
A funny movie about a male-female relationship. It's good tonic for the borderline discouraged, for Woody does not keep his woman, and the viewer might identify with his trials. In the end he refuses to quit, reciting a joke to explain his persistence. A viewer who is hopelessly attracted to females might identify with the joke.
16 of 17 people found the following review helpful. See all 258 customer reviews...
An all time great, now finally on blu-ray
Just to add my voice to the choir: Quite simply one of the best films
about romantic relationships ever made. Brilliantly written.
Brilliantly acted -- Diane Keaton is tremendous, the supporting cast is
full of gems and Allen himself takes the leap to present himself as a
real (if funny) human being and not a walking joke. And brilliantly
photographed by the great Gordon Willis of 'The Godfather' and many of
most important films of the 70s and 80s.
Wildly funny and ultimately heartbreaking. It's hard to imagine anyone
who has ever been in love, or struggled through grown-up relationships
NOT identifying with a lot of this film. I loved it in my late teens
when it first came out, and I love it even more 32 years later. Every
time I see it I notice different details, depending on my own current
life experiences. A film of enormous wit, humor, invention, and
understanding of the human heart. Its completely unique, playful and
idiosyncratic in style and approach, but that experimentation somehow
only makes it more accessible and universal. If you haven't seen it,
you owe yourself a try, even if you're not a Woody Allen 'fan'. And if
you saw it long ago, it may be time for another look.
For some insane reason, the US DVD is not enhanced for 16x9 TVs,
whereas the UK disc is, so if you have a region free player, and don't
want the blu-ray for some reason I recommend getting a copy of that.
But the blu-ray is a very nicely done step up (especially over the
non anamorphic US DVD). Is this a reference quality disc that
will blow you away? No. But the gains in depth, clarity, richness
give the film more immediacy, and certainly make the blu-ray
worthwhile if you love the film. (Of course, as always with Woody
there are no extras. Sigh...)