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Husbands And Wives


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  Husbands And Wives Review
Tookey's Rating
9 /10
 
Average Rating
6.91 /10
 
Starring
Woody Allen , Judy Davis (LONDON FILM CRITICS' AWARD - ACTRESS OF THE YEAR, AAN)
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Directed by: Woody Allen
Written by: Woody Allen

 
 
 
Released: 1992
   
Genre: DRAMA
UNDERRATED
ROMANCE
COMEDY
   
Origin: US
   
Length: 108
 
 


 

Two middle-aged couples split up; one of them gets back together again.

Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Strongly disliked by some critics for its bleakness and scrappy visual style, Woody Allen’s “feelbad” movie about marriage is among his sharpest and wittiest. It's a dark, sad but also very funny analysis of modern relationships, with two wonderful central performances by Sydney Pollack and Judy Davis. For the way it combines humour and seriousness and avoids his usual faults of self-pity and pretentious superficiality, this is right up there among Allen's best work. His rough, documentary-style camerawork - a new stylistic departure for him - is hard to watch; but it's designed to be disturbing, to make the audience feel intrusive into his characters' private live. The parallels with Allen’s private tribulations are painfully apparent.

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