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Manhattan


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  Manhattan Review
Tookey's Rating
10 /10
 
Average Rating
8.79 /10
 
Starring
Woody Allen , Diane Keaton , Michael Murphy
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Directed by: Woody Allen
Written by: Woody Allen, Marshall Brickman

 
 
 
Released: 1979
   
Genre: DRAMA
ROMANCE
COMEDY
   
Origin: US
   
Length: 96
 
 


 

A middle-aged comedy writer (Woody Allen, pictured right) recovers from a failed marriage by having affairs with two women: a pretentious narcissist (Diane Keaton) and a precocious teenager (Mariel Hemingway, pictured left).

Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Maybe it is narcissistic, and stylistically it isn't perfect: the story is shot a little too dramatically to generate the laughter its jokes deserve. But this is among the funniest, most intelligent and grown-up of all romantic comedies. Allen's direction is better than ever: note his inventive framing of shots, and the way he uses car and driving imagery throughout. The stars are the city, the Gershwin score, and Woody Allen himself, in that order.
"I've integrated things more... It's like a mixture of what I was trying to do with Annie Hall and Interiors ."
(Woody Allen)

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